bantams and standards

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by will_likes_byc, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. will_likes_byc

    will_likes_byc New Egg

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    if i wont to breed bantams is it ok to keep some with my standards?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Mine do good together as long as they were raised together. If they were not raised together seems the bigger hens always pick on the little ones and keep them from eating. At least that is what i have seen here with mine [​IMG]
     
  3. will_likes_byc

    will_likes_byc New Egg

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    but are they ok breeding?
    i dont want crosses
     
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I'd say if you don't want your bantams to cross breed w/ your standards, that you'll have to seperate them if you have bantam hens and standard roos. Otherwise, cross breeding WILL happen.
     
  5. will_likes_byc

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    I have only standard hens no roos but would have a bantam roo.. would cross breading happen?
     
  6. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    If you have standard hens and a bantam roo, yes cross breeding will happen - and vice versa. Long story short, if you have a standard or bantam roo, he doesn't care what kind of hen is there, he's gonna mate no matter her size. So, if you want to keep your standard hen's offspring of the standard size, you'll need a standard roo. If you have bantam hens & want to keep their offspring bantam size, you'll need a bantam roo. Hope all that made sense. [​IMG]
     
  7. will_likes_byc

    will_likes_byc New Egg

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    Quote:right i would have 9 standard hens and a few bantam hens with a bantam roo...

    could'nt i just put the bantam eggs under a broody and not the biger eggs
     
  8. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Yes, I think you are correct.
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:right i would have 9 standard hens and a few bantam hens with a bantam roo...

    could'nt i just put the bantam eggs under a broody and not the biger eggs

    They're your eggs-you can do whatever you want with them. If you don't incubate the large fowl eggs they obviously won't hatch.
     

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