Can Banty Roos mate with RIR?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ironmaiden, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Ironmaiden

    Ironmaiden Chicken Maiden

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    I have two banty roosters. I can't tell which one is #1. I have 7 RIR hens. The banty roos try to mate with the RIRs, but I didn't see much sucess. Is it possible?
     
  2. Ironmaiden

    Ironmaiden Chicken Maiden

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    Can someone tell me if a Banty rooster can mate with a regular size hen? Should I get a different rooster or get rid of the bantys? I have a Rhode Island Red rooster, but he is younger and lower in the pecking order.
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Had a sillkie roo that would use the ramp as a stepladder to get to the Buff Orpingtons and EE's.He did fertilize the eggs about 50-75% of the time.

    I incubated some eggs, and although they started to develop they always failed.

    I've heard of other people hatching bantam x standard crosses, though.
     
  4. Yes, they can. At first, the banty roo in question may not have much success, but when there's a will, there's a way.

    I've had the offspring of banty X LF and have had the teeniest roosters mate with the largest hens.
     
  5. Stevo

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    Icheewowo I best keep an eye on my bantee roos then lol

    Good post ty
     
  6. elmo

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    It depends on the size of the banty, his determination and perseverence, and whether the standard size hen is willing to cooperate. Yes, it's possible.
     
  7. Ironmaiden

    Ironmaiden Chicken Maiden

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    How FUNNY is THAT! Using the ramp as a stepladder!

    Theyre is hope for small males everywhere then. I won't fret over them, just keep an eye on them and see what happens. I'd like to have babies eventually, and have a RIR Rooser, but he needs to step up!

    Thank you everyone!
     

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