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

    Jan 6, 2012
    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

    Feb 23, 2011
    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

    Nov 25, 2008
    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.


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