How are bantams made?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Animallover606, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to know how they make bantams not true ones that actulaly are bantams but the ones that can be bantams



    Please help this is a real intrest i won't to know how it is able to do this
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I would assume you'd either breed them to already bantam sized birds and only keep the smaller birds......or just stay within your breed constantly breeding for smaller and smaller by selecting shorter birds that are still healthy and thriving. Least that's how I'd do it.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Well it happens like this, when a Roo bantam and a Hen bantam fall in love, the hen bantam starts laying eggs, and 21 days after she starts setting, you have little bantams running around. [​IMG]
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    No it doesn't happen that way!

    The way I do it is this:

    Line up all the standards in a row.
    Then I accidentally "sit" on the birds.

    By the time I'm done setting on them...they're half their original size!

    Sorry...couldn't help myself! [​IMG]

    You breed the smallest birds to the smallest birds. Takes SEVERAL generations and then you've got the whole "type" thing to worry about...
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    haha you guys! [​IMG]
     
  6. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bsaffles -

    I was going to post that EXACT THOUGHT when I saw the post title! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    There are a few ways to do it. You could just breed large birds and keep selecting the smallest ones. Or you could cross breed. Lets take the sumatras for example. Some people got sumatra bantams by crossing large fowl sumatras with OEGB, modern game bantams and rose comb bantams then just bred back and forth until they got what they wanted.
    What breed are you interested in making a bantam?
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    [​IMG] I just love it when a bunch of smart alecks come together! [​IMG]
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Great minds think alike, [​IMG]
     
  10. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would just like to now how because that wqay if the people only want that kind but in bantam form i could have several quick ways to get them
     

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