bantam/standard cross = medium???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by johnnalei, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you cross a bantam w/a standard chicken? If so, what do you get, something halfway between the two in size? Just curious:)
     
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  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    good question, Bantam daddy or Bantam hen??
    I'm curious to know what people say [​IMG]
     
  3. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, it's just a question out of curiosity, no eggs or chicks involved. How about a bantam rooster and standard hen? [​IMG]
     
  4. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I hope someone answers this.

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  5. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I understand it the bantam gene is dominant. So yoiu would get bantams witht the first cross.
     
  6. 17roses

    17roses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I hope someone knows the answer. I kind of have that situation.
     
  7. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so is that how it works... the bantam gene makes bantam chickens and without it you get large chickens... there is no in between?
     
  8. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My internet search turned up nothing. If anyone knows how it works, I'm very interested. I would find it really interesting if a cross only made one or the other. My guess was that it would be like a dog, cross a big one w/a small one and you get a medium one [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Someone here has to know... We had OEGB roos that took care of standard size hens when I was a kid but I don't remember the size of the offspring.
     
  10. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my guess would be medium too, like a dog or a horse or a person (that's what usually happens anyway with those animals).... but I know nothing about breeding chickens.
     

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