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Bantam Gene

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blue fire, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    what is the possability of a half bantam half standard chicken being a bantam? Is the standard size gene dominant?

  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I am not certain, but I am pretty certain that there is not 1 gene that determines size. I believe a bantam X standard will get you a middle sized chicken most of the time.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    I dont think theres a bantam gene, it's just been selective breeding to produce either the largest or smallest bird possible. If you cross them you should get something in the middle

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