Can bantam chickens breed with standard size chickens

NatJ

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There's the practical matter of whether a bantam hen gets squished by a large rooster during mating, or whether a bantam rooster can get himself lined up right with a big hen, but once you have fertile eggs they should hatch just fine.

Some bantam chicks are known for hatching earlier than large-breed chicks, and I think that's due to the egg size. So crossed chicks in small eggs might hatch sooner than crossed chicks in large eggs.
 

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