Creating a bantam

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  1. CabPoultry

    CabPoultry New Egg

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    Need opinions on this

    I'm looking to bantam an exsiting breed
    I'd like to create platinum Sussex bantams and speckled Sussex bantams although I'm sure they are out there like the light bantams and coronations it's proving impossible to find them in Australia so I've decided to try my hand at breeding them instead any tips on how to go about this or Any genetic straights that I should keep my eye out for I've started by putting a small platinum girl in with my coronation bantams she's about the same size as the bantam roo and I aalready have a small speckled Sussex hen that's about the same size as the bantam hens

    Any suggestions or tips would be much appreciated
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. I wish I could help you, but I have no experience trying to develop bantam breeds. I would suggest posting this on our Genetics section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16188/exhibition-genetics-breeding-to-the-standard-of-perfection and letting our experts there help you. You might also try posting it on our General Breed Discussions and FAQ section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/general-breed-discussions-faq. Perhaps someone there can answer your questions. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in developing your bantams.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have a big enough gene pool - so you don't have to breed back to the same 2small individuals for several generations?
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry but I too can't be of much help to you but Definatly post in the links that Michael OShay has left for you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your bantam breeding, hope you are able to get the birds you would like.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    I have never developed a bantam breed, so can't be of much help. You may get more help at the link that Michael O Shay left you with. Good luck with your project!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I'm no help with genetics and creating new breeds. Best of luck to you!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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