Is it possible to cross bantam and large fowl?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KWAK, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it posssible? like will the eggs hatch? what will the chicks be like?
    and please post pics of yours if you have any:)
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yup.

    Roosters love junk in the trunk, large and small.
     
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  3. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    My sebright bantam rooster bred the standard EE hens behind my back, and did not know until the chicks were about a month old. [​IMG]

    ETA, My standard Barred Rock had bred the White Silkie bantam hens, without me knowing until the chicks hatched. [​IMG]
     
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  4. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is very possible. But for the hens sake, use a bantam rooster and a large fowl hen.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    The naked neck turkens you hatched from me are from a standard size Rooster over a Bantam Mille Fleur hen.

    He was a pretty good size Rooster too and she was very small. He never hurt her. I think it would be harder for a bantam roo to breed a full size hen.
     
  6. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Yes... and I definitely think it should be bantam rooster to standard hen. My silkie roo has successfully covered a standard EE without any problems and just the thought of my FBCM roo over a bantam hen makes me shudder... he would crush her!
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, you betcha! I have quite a few little sports from my Silver Sebright and bantam Cochin roos running around my yard, with Blue Orp and Wyandotte moms.
     
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:Yeah-- my Patchwork is a standard sized bird, and he regularly breeds the OEGB, sizzles, d'uccles, etc.

    The smart hens just leart to squash FLAT, and FAST.
     
  9. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think a post like that demands pictures [​IMG]
     
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  10. HENRI

    HENRI Out Of The Brooder

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    So if i cross a bantam R I R roo with a standard R I R hen what would be the size at adult age?
    hernri.
     
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