would I get per breads?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jarvisite99, May 28, 2012.

  1. jarvisite99

    jarvisite99 In the Brooder

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    I have 3 hamburgs and 6 OEG, one roo of each and I would like the advice of all of you because I would like to know if I can have them in together and if the majority of the chicks would be per bread or all of them.
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    The only way to assure that your chicks will be purebred is to seperate the breeds.
     
  3. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Songster

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    I ran Australorps and Delawares together for a while. In a population of 50% 'Lorp and 50% Dels, you "should" get 25% pure Hamburg and 25% pure OEG. In reality, my Australorp roo preferred the Dellie gals, and vice-versa.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    It would be extremely unlikely that any offspring would be pure.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Roosters don't discriminate. If they see a hen, their instinct tells them they must fertilize those eggs. Neither color, breed, nor size matters.

    If you have two roosters with the flock, either one may be the father of any chick. Many people think that the dominant rooster will father the chicks, but that is not correct. Either rooster may be the father of any chick, even if you free range them and the two roosters seem to each have their own harem. Gritsar found that out with her Turken rooster and Brahma flock.
     

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