Improving size of a Jubilee Orpington Bantam

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DavidE, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. DavidE

    DavidE New Egg

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    Hi, I am in England and have a breeding pair of Jubilee Orpington Bantams, however they are very small compared to my other Orpington Bantams. With the mix of genes in the Jubilee how would I go about improving the size?. I did think of breeding the cockerel with a Large Fowl Jubilee? or would it work using a Mottled hen and then breeding the offspring back? Any views would be appreciated.
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I would use one of the small roosters with a large fowl hen. I've never actually seen it happen, but I've heard that if you use an LF roo over a banty hen- the chicks may become too big for the small shell and not survive until hatch time.
     
  3. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    I agree. Be careful in your selection. But bantam boy over a nice patterned LF girl. Know anyone who has a buff columbian LF girl?
     

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