? on crossing standard size with bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Eggstatic, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Eggstatic

    Eggstatic In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I am having trouble getting my hands on standard size True Rumpless Tufted Araucanas,However I am able to get bantam size Rumpless Tufted Birds. My question is if I cross them with my standard size birds will I get any standards. and which would be the best way to cross standard hen to bantam roo or standard roo to bantam hen.
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Seems to me that crossing a bantam roo with a standard hen would be better.
    And all those pullets and roos bred back to standards, if possible and all your bantams back to all those bantam/standard crosses till you get the size back up. Cull any small birds and keep only large fowl.
    But I am no expert on chicken breeding.
    I have however, extensively bred horses, dogs and guinea pigs so have studied genetics. Chicken breeding is proving to be a bit different and interesting.
    Good luck with the Araucanas. We recently have joined the Araucana club and have 2 breeders in our state that we are getting to know. Ours is the passion for the blue blue egg.

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