crossing oegb and standard size

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bantam2lover, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. bantam2lover

    bantam2lover New Egg

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    I am wondering if I could kinda make my own bantam size silver phoenix chickens by crossing my silver duckwing game bantams with the regular size phoenix. I have a tri of silver oegb. And a rooster with 3 hens of standard phoenix. What would be the best way to make bantam size phoenix?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    it will take many generations of crossing offspring. That is of course if your bantam game roosters can actually fertilize the hens, some bantams are too small to hit their mark. Be prepared to have half the offspring be roosters. I think it will take a long time to set the trait of a long tail and I'm unsure if you actually could, but you can certainly try.
     

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