Can you breed bantams and standards together?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Picklesquidly, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Picklesquidly

    Picklesquidly Chirping

    Apr 19, 2015
    Flower Mound, Texas
    I have a very simple (and probably very silly) question! I was just wondering if it was possible to breed bantams and standards together, and what size chickens they would produce? I'm not interested in breeding birds, I'm just curious :)

    (Also sorry if this is the wrong category! I wasn't sure where to put it.)
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yes you can as they are the same 'animal' just differing in size. Chicks generally mature midway in size between their parents. The only problems are the possibility of large roosters hurting or injuring bantam hens while mating them or bantam roosters having problems making 'contact' on larger hens.

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