Is it possible for an OEB roo to breed LF hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lazyoranch, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. lazyoranch

    lazyoranch Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    Pleasant Hill
    Can an Old English Bantam roo breed a standard breed hen such as Sussex or Orp? Thanks!
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    anything is possible but he might have some logistical issues. it won't be for lack of trying. [​IMG]
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    He's have no problem working out the logistics; just might look a bit funny.
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Our Silkie roo used to jump on the Buff Orpingtons from the ramp to the nesting area. Their eggs were fertilized but not viable.
    I was never able to get the EE x silkie eggs to hatch, either. They'd fail about 1/3-2/3 of the way through incubation. The BO eggs wouldn't even start beyond blood vessels.
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    I had one several years ago. She hatched from a LF egg, but was in between a OEG and LF. Right now I have 5 cochin X BA babies and they all hatched no problem. Shouldn't be any issues. You may have to trim the girls vent feathers back since he is smaller and may have a harder time reaching them.

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