Can a bantam Roo mate with a Big Buff?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Tracy the chick, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys ive just got my first incubator for xmas off my husband but i dont know if i have fertile eggs to put in it? I have a veerious breeds that live together in my Apple Orchard. I have 2 Buff Orpington girls (1 black, 1 ginger). Ive got light sussex girls and BR girls, Blue barnavelder girl and 2 silver laced wynadott girls. Now the only 2 cockerals i have is a 22 week old blue barnavelder and a 22 week old silver laced wynadotte. Are they to small to mate with the light sussex and buff orpingtons as there my only birds that are laying eggs! The others are all too young still.. [​IMG]. Thanks, Tracy x
     
  2. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Only one way to find out. They probably can get the job done.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They sure can try! I have not had success yet though. Silkie will wing cut for my huge buff orpington girl. she won't squat for him. Maybe when she does, he will have a better chance.

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    He only really mates successfully with the other silkies.
     
  4. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aw bless him lol.. I will try and get a picture of them tomorrow, its dark here in the UK. Thank you..Tracy.xxx
     
  5. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    Anything is possible, lol. You can open up one and look for the bullseye to see if it's fertile, this isn't a 100% guarantee, but should help tell if they are being fertilized or not.
     

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