Can standards throw bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Anika Bren, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Anika Bren

    Anika Bren Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anybody ever seen a standard cockerel bred to a standard hen throw bantams?
    I have five pullets by my standard red Dorking cockerel out of a standard red Dorking hen that at 6 weeks old are about half the size than other standard Dorking chicks.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    It happens. It might be a freak occurrence or some of your birds might be carrying a gene for it.
     
  3. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In Marans there are some strains that throw intermediate sized offspring, about half the size of the large fowl parents.
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Some lines of Mallard ducks throw midgets...
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they might breed in bantam dorkings to make there standards typey and the pair ur breeeding togeather both carry it
     

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