Breeding question.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redrooster99, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased a bantam cochin cockeral, and was wondering if he would breed my smaller old english game bantam pullets. Here he is compared to them.
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    Any information would be helpful, and also if any of you can tell me how he looks compared to the SOP, that would be great.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think it's a bad match. He's just too big. A bigger father would make bigger babies, and those little modern games lay tiny eggs. I suppose anything is possible but personally I feel that you need a male closer to their size. Mating could also really squash those little hens or maybe injure them......
     
  3. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a OEGB boy for them I geuss I will get him some hens or something.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Any male chicken will mate any female he can catch. They don't care about size or breed.

    You'll need a better, closer pic to critique him against the SOP.
     
  5. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But would there be any health risks with him being that much bigger.
     
  6. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope these help.
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    Thanks for any help you can give. Just tell me what other pics you may need and I will get them tomorrow.
     
  7. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has a 5 point comb.
     

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