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Bantam + Large Fowl?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckcluckgirl, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I was wondering if it is okay to cross a bantam rooster with a large fowl hen. Would the eggs hatch successfully, or would they not even hatch?
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked this question recently when my serama laid 9 eggs and decided to brood them while I was on vacation. The answer from everyone was that sure, a lf rooster could fertilize her eggs and they would hatch just fine. Although the baby might be interesting. She ended up not staying on them and when I checked, none had started developing. Probably because they were pullet eggs.
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    So the egg would be fertilized, but it wouldn't hatch right?
     
  4. midwest

    midwest Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they can cross and yes the eggs can hatch.
     
  5. bird sitter

    bird sitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I asked a question recently that if a serama could mate with a silkie and a man told me that a serama could mate with a buff orpington hen and hatch an egg succesfully! Crazy isn't it!?
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    So it's fine to cross a bantam Cochin rooster with a large fowl hen, and the eggs will still hatch normally?
     
  7. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! LOL Its fine to cross a large breed hen with a small breed rooster of any kind! The fertility may not be as high if the little guy can't quite reach the big girl but they will hatch just fine.
     

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