Banty roo w/ standard hens?

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  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have twelve standard hens and I want to get a roo so I am thinking about trading two of the standard hens that did not indear themselves to me for a banty blue frizzle cochin rooster. Will he be able to handle them? will he be able to mate with them? how loud are banties crows? What are your personal opinions on a banty cochin roo w/ the breeds listed in my sig ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Henry
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Anyone have any idea about this?
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I think a banty roo is like a stray dog, they can mate with something no matter if they have to squat or jump to do it. I know our bantums are THE LOUDEST roos on the place. To ENSURE fertility, I would go with a standard roo to make sure he's gettin the job done.
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Banty roos Will be perfect with standard hens. The smaller the rooster, the less harm they will do to the hens. And less harm means less stress, and less stress means MORE eggs!!! Banty roos do crow a bit louder than standard roos. They also tend to crow many times at once. So if youlive in the city, you may have to work something out with the nieghbors. [​IMG]

    Have fun!!!

    C_Boy
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I'd have to agree there...
    We had a barred cochin bantam roo that was more than happy enough to service all of our standard hens. In fact, we had some very handsome barred cochin/white leghorn roos from him. And no damage to the girls, either. Not like what the light brahma's doing to them now. [​IMG]
    Ours crowed just as much as any other, though not as loud now that we have a roo 5 times bigger. [​IMG]
     
  6. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread just cracked me up.....just invisioning a chiuahua trying to get after a great dane LOL
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    It IS pretty funny, the little guy trying to be all suave and sophisticated... then can't seem to stay on. [​IMG] But he always seemed to get the job done. [​IMG]
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    OK so no roo for me I can't have one that crows.

    Henry
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    My little Cornelius is so quiet! He crows but it is no louder than an average dog bark and I live in the city. I have had him a year and no one has complained. He sleeps in his own house in the garage so he does not crow early in the morning. I say get a banty roo they are hysterical! He crows maybe 15 - 20 times a day.

    Here is my little man:

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    And here he is with some of his big girls:

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  10. Cheekon

    Cheekon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Quote:I had a Chihuahua that tried to get after a golden retriever XD

    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    I'd have to agree there...
    We had a barred cochin bantam roo that was more than happy enough to service all of our standard hens. In fact, we had some very handsome barred cochin/white leghorn roos from him. And no damage to the girls, either. Not like what the light brahma's doing to them now. [​IMG]
    Ours crowed just as much as any other, though not as loud now that we have a roo 5 times bigger. [​IMG]

    I was thinking about getting a bantam Cochin and i also live in a small development. Do you think the neighbors would hear him if he was about 20 feet from their house?​
     

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