Good to know! Thanks for your insight. I’m thinking I’d rather not risk an injury. I was hoping maybe he would just show interest in the larger hens. So far that’s the case but my silkie is not laying yet so there hasn’t been any reason for him to pursue her.Yes the standard size roosters will mate with bantam sized hens. I personally keep mine separate for the most part. I have had standard cockerals raised in my Silkie barn mate with the mature silkies. This is tough on the girls even though the cockerals are not full size.(We try to remove the standard cockerals before maturity). We have a neighbor whose Silkie was killed by roos. Due to the crest and docile nature I would not keep a bantum Silkie with a standard rooster.