Can small chicks be selcted out for future "psuedo" bantams later?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by davemonkey, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2012
    Liberty, TX
    Will a small chicken (a "runt" of the litter, so to speak) be genetically inclined to make smaller chicks? Or will its offspring be inclined to be normal size?
  2. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2013
    Battle Ground, WA
    It is possible to breed down size over a period of many years, just like any other trait. A dearly departed forum member here did it with Rhode Island Reds, I believe he said it took him 15-20 years.

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