A question about breeding bantam with large fowl...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cupman, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I am considering getting a couple more roosters to look over my flock but wanted a little bit more information about breeding in case I ever wanted to incubate more chickens. First of all, will bantam roosters mate with large fowl hens? I saw a Craigslist ad that was getting rid of their rooster.. they said it was too small to get the job done with the big girls. My other question is what size will the offspring be if I mate a bantam rooster and a large fowl hen? Will it be somewhere in the middle of the road or what should I expect?

    Thank you.
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I have seen bantam roos mate with normal sized hens, I expect this to be the norm unless the bantam is one those dove size breeds and the hen is a very large breed hen..

    the size will be right in the middle.

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