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Can you cross bantams with standards?

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I have a sussex roo and hen and a Barred Rock bantam trio.   Will the roos try to mate with all the ladies? 

I suspect come spring I'll need to separate the pair from the trio as I'd like to have some Sussex chicks.  However, I am wondering if it is possible to cross them or if that would be bad for the banty hens.

Thanks

Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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post #2 of 6

My EE roo breeds my Silkie hen, but I keep a saddle on her b/c his nails tear her skin since he's so big.  The chicks are the most adorable thing ever though!

1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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post #3 of 6
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How does a saddle work?  I've never heard of this before.   I am guessing it is to protect the hens backs.

Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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post #4 of 6

Yep, the roos will try to mate them all.  I let my chickens out of the breeding pens for winter and I have seen bantam roosters mating full-sized hens and full-sized roosters mating bantam hens.  I am incubating some of the eggs right now to see the fun mixes.  I watched them all closely and the roosters don't seem to fight each other they just each choose a group of hens for themselves and live in seperate areas of the great big barn they are living in for the  winter and I figured the barn was warmer than all the outdoor coops over the winter.

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post #5 of 6

Yep,  its works  tongue   Heres the proof   Pretty boy  the Phoenix sebright  mix roo

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a82/netherlanddwarfrock/Picture746.jpg

anyone want a few  lol   barnie

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Saxony,Calls,Kacki Campbells,Grey Runners  Coming Soon  Dutch hookbills
Chickens:  Dutch, Phoenix, Cochins, White faced black spanish, Modern Game, RIR,Seremas and Rosecombs
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Northernlights Critters
Saxony,Calls,Kacki Campbells,Grey Runners  Coming Soon  Dutch hookbills
Chickens:  Dutch, Phoenix, Cochins, White faced black spanish, Modern Game, RIR,Seremas and Rosecombs
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post #6 of 6
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A very pretty boy indeed!!

Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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