Can They Breed?

KingB

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My friend has a load of hens (lohmann Browns). He also has a rooster which is a Bantam. He's noticed recently that the rooster had been mating with the hens. Is it possible for a hen which has mated with a Bantam breed to produce fertile eggs?

I'm guessing it is but just wanted to make sure before I throw some in the incubator.

Thanks!
 

LadiesAndJane

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Ok sounds interesting.
So what sort of chicks hatch? Are they bantams if the male was a Bantam?
I hatched some silkie crosses last month and they are all a little different. Seem to be growing more to the standard parents size (silkie was the father, too). Turning out very nice. Feathered feet, crests and most have 5 toes (a few only have 4).
Of course if your bantam is a different breed, the offspring will look different.😊
 

KingB

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What kind of Bantam?
A hybrid Dutch.

Here he is.
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KingB

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I hatched some silkie crosses last month and they are all a little different. Seem to be growing more to the standard parents size (silkie was the father, too). Turning out very nice. Feathered feet, crests and most have 5 toes (a few only have 4).
Of course if your bantam is a different breed, the offspring will look different.😊
Ok thank you!
 
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