Bantam Rooster + Regular sized Hen= ?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sharksandguitars, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will a bantam rooster affect the size of the eggs laid by a normal sized hen? Will the eggs be smaller?
     
  2. centurion90

    centurion90 Out Of The Brooder

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    im still relatively new to chickens, but i believe the answer is no. The only affect a rooster has on the eggs is whether they are fertile or not.
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It shouldn't affect her egg size.
     
  4. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good. But it will affect the size of the chicks if I hatch some of the eggs this spring?
     
  5. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, and the eggs those hens lay will most likely be smaller.
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  6. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I can tell you that my Old English Game Bantam is unable to fertilize even the smallest of my large fowl hens. The silver leghorns, buttercups, Fayoumis and hamburgs don't weigh much more then 3 pounds and his tail is about 1/3 of the way down their back. The only way I could cross them would be with artificial insemination.
     
  7. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had the same thing happen to me with oegb and leghorn hen, the poor guy was no where near getting the job done. It was hilarios to see, the hen would just take off walking and he's there riding her like he was getting a pigiy-back-ride.lol
    Quote:I can tell you that my Old English Game Bantam is unable to fertilize even the smallest of my large fowl hens. The silver leghorns, buttercups, Fayoumis and hamburgs don't weigh much more then 3 pounds and his tail is about 1/3 of the way down their back. The only way I could cross them would be with artificial insemination.
     
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    When my bantam tries to mate my LF hens, it's like he's riding a horse. There's no way those eggs can be fertile!
     
  9. kingsfarm

    kingsfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bantum ee rooster is stocky and fully beautiful - but too small - I think I will cull him because I do not want the eggs hatched by the hens sired by him to produce small eggs, chicks etc...thank you for the information.....G what will you do? I have a large fowl flock and do not want to introduce the smaller size....
     
  10. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From most of the responces, it seems unlikely that he will even be able to fertilize the eggs.
    If you want to hatch chicks from your eggs, you will probably want to get a LF rooster to take care of your hens.
     

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