Dumb question about breeding bantam roo with standard hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stormylady, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Can a little bantam rooster breed with a standard chicken or will the eggs be firtile or not, seems like there should be an obvious answer but i just know nothing about chicken (Yet) but Im learning slow but sure. LOL The reason Im asking is because I would really like to have a Boy but I live in the city so I need one that is a little less conspicious than a great big all boy that is really loud! Thanks for all your help! Stormylady
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I'm pretty sure that a bantam roo will make a standard hen's eggs fertile.
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    im no expert but the man who took my 2 RIR roos said he had a bantam roo before and now all his chickens were smaller ( after a couple generations), he wanted the full size roos to breed back to full size. I dont know how most people would feel about this but it was just his farm chickens and he wanted to get back to bigger eggs.
     
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  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Hmmm.... I was kinda wanting to get a white cornish bantam rooster to put a little of that breed into the male chicks for eating, guess that won't work then if It will change the size of the standard chickens that i would want to keep for laying , OH well thanks all for the answers they were very helpful.
     
  5. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Ummm....the bantam roos can crow just as loud or louder than a standard. If that's the reason you are wanting one, you might want to rethink! [​IMG] In fact, sometimes they think they have more to prove, KWIM?

    Good luck!

    Shelly
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Yep that makes sense, I should have know, I got toy poodles that way too! Always trying to outdo the big dogs, and usually succeed! [​IMG] Thanks again.
     
  7. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Exactly! LOL! There might be some less aggressive breeds of roosters. You know, not as into the big show of being the top roo. Maybe they don't crow as much? I think it is more of a personal thing, though. Each roo is different. You may just have to go by trial and error.

    Just stay away from the Longcrowers! [​IMG]


    Shelly
     
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    LOL Any suggestions for more laid back Roosters?
     
  9. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    I havent taken pictures yet, but my little Bantam Cochin is a proud daddy to the cutest little batch of Ameraucana X Cochin mixes. He had no problem making himself a little harem of Standards while they have been wintering together, and no problem making the chicks that are now hatching. He is wonderfully laid back and a real sweetheart, gentle and tolerant of everything, but you can still hear his crow in the next neighborhood over!!!
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Well I did order some Cochin pullets, but haven't ordered any males but Ive no doubt since my first or is just 13 babies they will throw a couple of boy somethings in with um. I guess I'll just hold off on ordering one just to see what i get first, Ewesheep told me they usually put little white boys (packing peanutschicks )in with her orders if there small orders form Ideal, any idea of what kind of breed they will be?
    Thanks Stormy
     

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