bantam x large fowl-size help please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    If I took a bantam roo and put him over Lf hens, what size would they hatch(if he could do the deed)? How many generations to get size back if bred back to Lf birds? thanks for the help
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I would think you would have to AI, and the chicks size would be dependent on which parent they took after.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    so it is one or the other? no in between? so the offspring are either LF or bantam? thanks for the help.....I have never done AI, I know you posted something about it before...
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No...
    Bantam genes are part sexlinked so a bantam rooster would be best to breed bantam offspring.
    But still/in most cases the size will be in between, also due to hybrid vigor.
    I got from bantam to LF in 2 generations!
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:WOW! Thats awesome!
     

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