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bantam/standard cross = medium???

post #1 of 27
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Can you cross a bantam w/a standard chicken?  If so, what do you get, something halfway between the two in size?  Just curious:)


Edited by johnnalei - 7/31/09 at 12:51pm
post #2 of 27

good question, Bantam daddy  or Bantam hen??
I'm curious to know what people say  pop

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post #3 of 27
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I don't know, it's just a question out of curiosity, no eggs or chicks involved.  How about a bantam rooster and standard hen? smile

post #4 of 27

I hope someone answers this.

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post #5 of 27

As I understand it the bantam gene is dominant. So yoiu would get bantams witht the first cross.

post #6 of 27

Wow, I hope someone knows the answer. I kind of have that situation.

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post #7 of 27

so is that how it works... the bantam gene makes bantam chickens and without it you get large chickens... there is no in between?

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post #8 of 27
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My internet search turned up nothing.  If anyone knows how it works, I'm very interested.  I would find it really interesting if a cross only made one or the other.  My guess was that it would be like a dog, cross a big one w/a small one and you get a medium one hmm

post #9 of 27

Someone here has to know... We had OEGB roos that took care of standard size hens when I was a kid but I don't remember the size of the offspring.

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post #10 of 27

my guess would be medium too, like a dog or a horse or a person (that's what usually happens anyway with those animals).... but I know nothing about breeding chickens.

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