Can a bantam be able to...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cook_kaka_ook, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handle a standard rooster's mount and be able to produce a fertile egg?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Oh I think the eggs would be fertile but I wouldn't allow them to mate with a bantam hen. There have been bantam hens killed by standard roos [​IMG] In fact my large hens prefer the bantam roo for mating rather then the standard roos. Thos big roos can be mean and rough.
     
  3. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take this theory with a grain of salt - as I am no expert in hatching... But... I would think you may not have a very good success rate when it comes to hatching because the bigger chicks might be squashed in the tiny eggs. Whereas, a bantam roo to a standard hen would not cause the same issue. Again, just my own thoughts - not from any particular experience.
     
  4. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all your thoughts. I will strongly trading the bantam for a standard.
     

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