Such a silly question???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mello Days Farm, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Mello Days Farm

    Mello Days Farm New Egg

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    My husband and I have been raising chickens for about two years now, and we love all the breeds we have...leghorns, bantams, rhode island reds, barred rocks, sussex, buffs...so we just started hatching our own cross breed eggs, they will hatch in about 21 days...does it matter if the rooster is the rhode island red with all these girls, and which have stronger genes that the new babies will take after?

    Curious in Mass....thanks
     
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't matter, you will just end up with mixed breed chicks. They often are healthier, better layers, etc. because of the greater genetic diversity they have. It's also fun to watch them grow because you are never quite sure what they will end up looking like.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Mello Days Farm

    Mello Days Farm New Egg

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    Thank you for your input Hanna8. I can't wait to see what they all look like...very anxious chicken momma here lol
     
  5. Mello Days Farm

    Mello Days Farm New Egg

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    thank you Liz
     
  6. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Half the fun of mixed breed chicks is seeing what you get. If you want to play around with the colors you may get, here is a link to a chicken color calculator, use "Help, pick color from list" for pictures http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. You will end up with a 'rainbow' barnyard mix that will gain traits from both parents.
     

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