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Little Rooster mating with big hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by M.sue, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Ok, don't laugh but i'm gonna ask this silly question because I'm still pretty green when it comes to chickens. I know boys will boys so here it goes........ [​IMG] I have 12 in my flock, 2 of the 12 are a breed of bantams with 1 being the Roo and the rest are Orps, Isa Browns and Black somethings. Will that little bantam roo try to mate those standard size gals? They are all 12 wk. old and he is half their size. He does a good job already of keeping them in line and rounding them up when they are free ranging. Would like some type of answer, laughing and teasing can be included!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  2. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chirping

    Jun 4, 2011
    That is a good question. Actually yes! When we first got chickens 5 years ago, we got a batch of bantams. When we added on a laying starter flock of Isa Browns, our OE game bantam would chase and mate thoes girls everywhere.

    It was the funniest, most pathetic thing we have seen. [​IMG]
  3. andalusn

    andalusn Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    A roosters gotta do what a roosters gotta do... [​IMG]
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    I'm sure it was funny to see and I don't know who will laugh more when he does attempt....us adults or my kids!![​IMG]
  5. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Just like I thought.... Boys will be Boys!!
  6. Yup, he will. [​IMG]
  7. GAchick

    GAchick Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Pembroke GA
    Not only will he try, he will be successful. I have 5 half-breeds running around my yard right now. I had one silkie roo, and 10 LF hens. Put several eggs in the 'bator, and the 5 hatched out...
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  8. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Yep, Houdni took care of 12 standard hens w/ no issues, and he's tiny!!
  9. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    What size chicks would you get? Mid size?
  10. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    I don't want to hatch any. It is to my understanding that that you can still eat feteralized......Am I correct?

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