Can a RIR fertilize a banty hen??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hatchaholic, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Is this a stupid question? If so, I'm sorry, but better to ask than assume.

    Is it physically possible for a large RIR roo to fertilize a small banty hen? My DH says no, but I'm not sure.

    Thanks.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep. [​IMG]
     
  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Thanks, Cyn. That's what I thought.
    DH means well, but... [​IMG]
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I had a little cockerel who was from a banty frizzle hen with a standard Buff Orpington sire, so it's entirely possible!
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Very possible, but make sure he's not too big for her. He might hurt her with his size.
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    YUP!!! [​IMG]
    But he can hurt her. It has been known that tiny banty roos have been able to fertilize Big hens!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    yep
     
  8. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I didn't want them to breed. Mostly, the two RIR roos leave the bantys alone, but the eggs are fertile. I'm hoping STRONGLY that the banty roo is th daddy.

    I guess it'll be two more weeks until we find out "who da baby daddy".

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