How to make a super neat chicken.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LinckHillPoultry, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    Tang and Golda are beautiful! sorry, I'm not partial to NN. I want to put 1 standard roo in with my girls in the spring. We currently have Jimmy the bantie roo, but we want to produce our own big layers. I just don't know what kinda boy to get. I think I'll just wait till I order my pullets in the Spring, and see what "mistakes" the hatchery sends.
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I got a bird that looks SOOOOO much like a Delaware from a light Brahma daddy and a white Leghorn that if it didn't have stubs (small feathers on the legs) I could have entered it in a fair as a Deleware.

    However do not do this thinking you will be able to get a free Deleware, just because it looks like a Deleware doesn't mean it is. Delewares have different genetics and are a breed, my bird is a cross.
  3. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    Central Texas
    Is it safe to breed bantams and standards? Just wondering cause I just got an idea...
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG Tang all the way. That is one awesome bird.
  5. olp_63

    olp_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:good question! i'd like to know too [​IMG]
  6. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    Quote:good question! i'd like to know too [​IMG]

    We do and have for years! All of our chickens are Silkie and some sort of Standard mix. We also have a chick that was made from this group: OEGB roo x (Barred rock x Black Silkie). My OEGB roo has successfully mated with Standard Light Brahmas, Buff Orps., BR, and Black Austrolorps. Now a Bantum hen being mated by a Standard roo would not be a good idea!
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Define "safe"... [​IMG]

    We had a bantam barred cochin roo that had the run of the pen... we got some very CUTE white leghorn crosses with that little guy. It's just funny watching the little guy try to make his move on the big girls. [​IMG]

    Now, I wouldn't put bantam hens in with my light brahma roos... they'd get smashed into the ground!!! [​IMG]
  8. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    I think that the bantam/standard is ok, but that preferably, the bantam should be the roo.
  9. olp_63

    olp_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:awesome! that's what I thought
  10. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    Quote:you should have named him two face [​IMG]

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