bantam dark egg layer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Songster

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    I thought a good project would be bantam olive eggers but is there a bantam dark egg layer?
     
  2. poultrycrazy

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    Anyone?
     
  3. HaikuHeritageFarm

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    I've seen some bantam Welsummers around, not sure about any others.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    I dont think theres a bantam breed that lays dark, dark eggs. Bantam eggs tend to be lighter(even in dark egg breeds) then full sized ones of the same breed.
     
  5. TK Poultry

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    There are Bantam Welsummers and Barnevelders plus their are developing Bantam Marans. BUT they don't lay the dark eggs of their LF counterparts so a Bantam Olive Egger could be possible but would need a darker egg ancestor first.
     
  6. jarcoo0153

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    Could you use a standard dark egger over a banty amerucana, and select the small birds, and breed them down in size? It is just a thought.
     

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