Probably a dumb question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pequena Bandada, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Pequena Bandada

    Pequena Bandada Small Flock

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    Will a bantam rooster over a LF hen create medium sized chicks? Or will some be bantam sized and some larger?

    In case it matters, we have Belgian Bearded d'Anvers rooster and our hens are a mixed bag - Australorps, Easter Eggers, Wyandotte, Salmon Faverolle, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Pequeña Bandada :

    Will a bantam rooster over a LF hen create medium sized chicks? Or will some be bantam sized and some larger?

    In case it matters, we have Belgian Bearded d'Anvers rooster and our hens are a mixed bag - Australorps, Easter Eggers, Wyandotte, Salmon Faverolle, etc.

    Thanks!

    I dont think your question is WHAT will happen, so much as it is *IF* it would happen. That would be like a weiny dog trying to breed a great dane. Its a long way up there...​
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  3. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    i've had it happen. My only feather footed roo was a Bantam Cochin and i hatched feather footed Sumatra chicks. They were about half the size of a Sumatra, so about medium sized.
     

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