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Bantam Roo with Standard Hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mattmatts-momma, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. mattmatts-momma

    mattmatts-momma Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    This may be a silly question....but, I have one bantam rooster and all of my hens are standard size.

    What will happen if he is able to fertilize eggs or will he be able to?
    Would the chicks live?

    I apologize in advance for asking, but I thought someone on here would know or have experience with this.

    I really like this rooster and don't want to rehome him.
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yeah he will fertilize them...they will hatch if you let them...the chicks will be medium in size or there abouts...it isn't as easy for a bantam roo to breed a standard and it is really easy for her to turn him down and she has to be very receptive...but they could get fertilized
  3. mattmatts-momma

    mattmatts-momma Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    Oh okay. I was just wondering what would happen with the chicks. So I guess bascially, they would just be in between size, not bantam and not standard.

    He has one hen that he hangs out with all day, he doesn't bother with the rest of them (16 hens).

    Thank you for letting me know.
  4. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Songster

    Oct 2, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm glad this was asked. We have one bantam roo, 3 bantam hens, and 10 standard hens. Boy I'd love to see him try to get on one of our big girls [​IMG]

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