Is it possible to breed a larger cockerel with a smaller hen?

1eggnog

In the Brooder
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May 29, 2012
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We have a lovely Wyandotte cockerel (Tigger) and a lovely little booted bantam (Leo) and shes gone off and sat on a secret nest we knew nothing about, shes broody so i either want to leave her or get her some different eggs but i need to know first if those eggs will hatch? they have mated so the eggs will be fertile but is it genetically possible as he is bigger than her for the eggs to develop and hatch?

- Dont worry i know the dangers of big cockerels and little hens - we had a far bigger cockerel who we have re homed as he was hurting poor leo

THANKS EVERYONE
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gmendoza

Songster
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Mar 23, 2010
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Sure it can. We have a oeg hen that was surfed by a barred rock roo. Her kid looks just like her but with barred spots. Sort of odd looking but it works.
 

1eggnog

In the Brooder
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May 29, 2012
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Thanks so much :) my dad was trying to convince me it wouldnt work so i was getting a little confused to replace the eggs or not.
THANKS FOR THAT
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I think the two of them combined would make lovely babys haha looking forward to it now :)
 

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