bantam cubalayas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlsessed, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do bantam cubans have the same conformation as LF, or have they been slightly altered? Also if anyone who has some could post some pics? And are they pretty much identical to the LF in personality aswell, because I read that some other breeds were bred into them to make the bantams. thanks for your answers.
     
  2. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes their suppose to look the same, and temperment should be the same.
    Bantams are just miniature versions of their LF counterparts. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a picture on Cackle Hatchery's website of bantam Cubalayas. They looked a little off to me, probably 'cause they aren't breeder stock. However, they still looked pretty much like mini versions of the LF. Don't know about the bantam size's history, but like most bantams, it was probably created by scaling down the LF through several generations, with no other breeds introduced. I don't know that, though.
     
  4. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tim Bowsher from Dexter, Michigan has about the best Cubalaya Bantams I've ever seen.......very small body and with the body type and color of the Large Fowl. I saw some of his latest birds at the Michigan show about a month ago. VERY nice!!!!!
     
  5. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "A bantam female, half Black Breasted Red Malay and half Black Breasted Red Modern Game, was crossed with a Black Breasted Red Rosecomb. From this mating one cockerel was selected and mated to a black Breasted Red Malay bantam. A cockerel from this mating was mated to two large fowl Cubalaya pullets. From this mating the smallest were used to develop the Black Breasted Red Cubalaya bantams". That quote is from purely poultry under there cuban bantams, so I suppose those are the bantam cubalayas they have and probably not the best. Right?
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Must be. I've never heard that history. The ones from cackle I thought were crosses between the large fowl Cuba's and OEGB. Different breeders will take different methods, if you looked around enough you may find some with bantam cuba's that are bred down rather than crosses.
     
  7. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in tennessee, and might like some eggs. So do you know if he ships? I'm debating between LF and bantam.
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  8. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He might....I'm not sure how many he breeds from and/or if he sells stock? He's had the breed for quite awhile.....every year they seem to get better....I've never seen any others with the quality and type of his..... I don't have his number or address..... You could probably call information.....He lives about 4 1/2 hrs. South of me. He also raises Ko Shamo Bantams..... Good Luck!!!
     
  9. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also read this in one of my books of bantam, it gives a brief history and genetic make up of some bantams fowl.

    Pretty much states the same thing [​IMG]
     
  10. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way i understand it after talking with Tim at Crossroads this is what i gathered, correct me if i am wrong.

    Tim used to have Large Cubas. Then when he moved he wanted to switch to bantams. So he selectively bred them down in size from his Large. This showing that they are pure back to the point of his original Large birds which i am unaware of thier lineage. Tim is the way i see it, the creator of the bantam cubalays.

    I am semi working on bantams as well. Mine are pure cubalayas that plopped out of one of my Large breeding pens. The parents are Large Cubas, and all the pullets came out less than 2.4 lbs so far. Some being around 28oz. or so. A big jump down. I am going to contact Mr. Bowsher for some birds in the near future... if i can find his contact info.

    Zach
     

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