Can a Bantam Rooster mate with a Standard hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Churkenduse, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Tina is a Black Polish mix, they don't know what the mix was.

    She is very small for a Standard but too big for a Bantam. She lays very small eggs, 50-53 grams, too small to be standard and too big to bantam.

    Anyone have any ideas. Or is she just thin and do you think her eggs will get bigger?

    Thanks all! [​IMG]



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  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    A rooster is sort of like Colin Farrell...if it stands still long enough, he'll mate with it.

    A mixed breed between bantam and standard will probably lay eggs that are inbetween sized also. Pullet eggs are usually smaller than a hen's eggs.
     
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rooster is sort of like Colin Farrell...if it stands still long enough, he'll mate with it

    I think you have that backwards, if Colin Farrell stands still THEY will mate with him [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Serious thanks for your thoughts, I knew their eggs got larger but I didn't know it was a Pullet/Hen thing, interesting.

    I'll take the small ones though, good eats!

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  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    They can definatly do the deed. I am working on a project with some now.
    Just don't let a standard roo, especially if he is very big, mate with a bantam because he can really hurt them.
     
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  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
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    My little guy has been um.. 'courting' his Grand Sized Ladies intensely since fall. He's got his technique down pat these days (took awhile for him to figure out he would have to skip the neck hold), but so far I think he's still not quite hitting the target. The eggs aren't fertile.

    I have faith, though, that eventually he'll get it done.. even if he needs to borrow a stepstool for the job.

    BTW, he's about 1lb.. the ladies are 5-6lbs.


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  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Grey Jap was mating with our RIR's and could get the job done [​IMG]
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yes, they can. Please note the picture below contains the love child of a black OEG Bantam Rooster and a Black Star Hen. Isn't she darling? [​IMG] I believe she's started laying, but I'm not for certain. I've been getting some not small bantam but not large standard (not even medium standard) sized eggs that are a slight pink'ish color. Her toe nails are white. [​IMG] She is bigger than a bantam OEG and she's smaller than the Black Star.

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