LF Araucana roo crossed with the Bantam version

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by major, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. major

    major Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope i posted this in the right place? I have just ordered 12 Araucana LF hatching eggs I have a bantam Araucana so if i put a LF roo over my bantam would i get a mix of chicks or end up with all LF/bantam..?
    can anyone help?
     
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you asking if they would all be either LF or bantam? If so, then no, they will all be a size in between the sizes of their parents. If you are wanting pure/show-quality birds, you'll be better off not crossing LF and bantams, although if you're just wanting pets/backyard layers, go ahead [​IMG]
     
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can cross them no problem. You will get smaller birds than large fowl and larger than bantam. The araucana is a relatively small breed anyway. Don't worry about show quality. Reality is that about 1 in 1000 is show quality. To be show quality there are lots of things to take into account besides size.

    The araucana is such a difficult breed to find, raise, breed that you should definately use what you have if you want to.

    Lanae
     

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