How to achieve bantams from a breed that doesnt have bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DENALI, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hypothetically how would you pursue a breeding program to attain bantam size birds from a breed that doesnt have a smaller version? Not sure i am wording the question right, but have a whack at answering it anyhow and we will go from there! Thanks
     
  2. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I don't know how exactly, but I have heard it is easier to go bigger then to go smaller.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Can you imagilne? A New Jersy Giant bantam? That's would be an oxymoronic chicken!
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    LOL..... I would imagine you could keep the smallest of your birds and continue to breed over many generations for the ones with the "small" trait. OR possibly you could use a bantam chicken of similar trait to introduce the small trait and then breed until you reduce the size and breed out unwanted traits until you reach conformity.

    But, I am NO expert........ that is just my guess [​IMG]
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Quote:Actually if you look at Jerset Giants HERE they say there is a bantam Jersey Giant!
     

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