did I make a mistake?? please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by winekntrychicks, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    for all of of seasoned flock masters out there; a question just occured to me. I have a bantam roo in with my regular size girls. If he is able to fertilze eggs, will the girls lay regular size eggs or bantam size eggs????[​IMG]
     
  2. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I'm pretty sure that the rooster has not impact on the size of a chicken's egg. It will impact the chick's DNA if you hatch them out, but that's it.
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Yelp, Angiechick is right. The egg size will not change. Just the DNA of the offspring.....
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, regardless if there is a big roo or a little roo fertilizing the eggs, they will be the same size as the eggs would be had there been no rooster around.
     
  5. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, thanks for asking the question - there always seems to be one more thing to puzzle out.
     
  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Thanks everyone. [​IMG] I love BYC
     

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