Will a Roo fertilize all eggs or just his own breed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick-n-momma, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. chick-n-momma

    chick-n-momma Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several different breeds and my wonderful husband has picked his favorite out of a batch of EE's that I got from the straight run bin at TSC. From looking at their feathers when they were 2 days old [​IMG] I think it may be a roo?? Anyway.... looks like we'll be keeping him. I was wondering if he will only fertilize the EE hens or if he will fertilize all the different breeds. If so what will be peeps turn out as?
     
  2. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think roos will fertilize anything they can. I found my neighbors RIR hen wandering the street and put her in with my cochins for safe-keeping. Well! If she hatches any of her eggs she just might find some really weird looking ones.

    My bantam cochin jumps my peafowl too but mostly they aren't bothered he's like a fly on their back.
     
  3. TwoByTwo

    TwoByTwo Out Of The Brooder

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    He should fertilize all eggs. One he grows up he will be more than happy to fertilize. My amerucana does. [​IMG]
     
  4. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's a Roo he will try to fertilize all of the hens. We've had several breeds of Roo's and Hens, and they all seem to mix well.
     
  5. chick-n-momma

    chick-n-momma Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thats what I was afraid of....
     

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