bantam vs Standard chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kulangi, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious how bantam chicken were bred from standard size chicken. Can it be reversed by making a standard chicken from bantam chicken?
     
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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Just selecting for the smallest birds and breeding them down I guess. Robert Blosl on here has his strain of Mohawk RIR bantams that he bred down from Large Fowl. And I would imagine the same could probably eventually be done in reverse, but it would take a long time. If you look at some hatchery type OEG bantams, they are about twice as big as the exhibition strains that are bred to keep the size down.
     

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