Can Bantams & Standards cross breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mommajoschickens, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. mommajoschickens

    mommajoschickens New Egg

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    I'm asking this question because I have 3 "banties" that are the normal size of a bantie, but, two of them lay large-sized eggs... and I mean grocery store "large" to "extra large" eggs and one that lays what I would typically call a bantam size, or grocery store "small" egg. I asked the lady I got them from and she said they could be a mix of standard & bantie, but, I never hear anyone mention bantam/standard "mixes". I love the eggs I get from the two big egg laying banties & want to get more "mixed" fertile eggs for the girls to hatch, if possible. So.... someone let me know if I'm crazy or not. O.k., let me rephrase that... can someone let me know if I'm misinformed or not, please! [​IMG]
     
  2. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, they can. I have a bunch of them -- several mixed breeds.

    We've got several dutch bantam/Ameraucana crosses, dutch bantam/Turken crosses, and even a MilleFleur/Ameraucana cross!
     
  3. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    ooooh! And a dutch bantam/standard cochin cross!
    Fun things happen in the barnyard! [​IMG]
     
  4. mommajoschickens

    mommajoschickens New Egg

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    Thank you! That helps! Now I know I'm not imagining things! [​IMG]
     

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