Standard Roo over Bantam Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RobandSue2, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chirping

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    i have a standard rooster that mates with my Bantam hens....we had a girl go broody so we set some of the eggs and sure enough they are fertile. Has anyone done these crosses? What have been your results?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    It's generally not recommended since that typically presides a medium size chick and the egg is small. The other way around is done and I've done it many times. What breeds are your birds? A bantam Brahma is much bigger than a Sebright so just saying bantam doesn't say a lot. The same with a Hamburg v Jersey giant for large fowl
     
  3. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chirping

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    It is a Buff Cochin Bantam hen with an Ameraucana Rooster....so perhaps terminate now?
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Do you think the egg size will be large enough to support the larger developing chick is the question. Take a small bird like Jaerhorn, it lays a medium to large egg so could easily hatch out a cross to large bird.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I have hatched some LF X Bantam chicks in the past (unintentional). They turn out to be basically bantam size (maybe a little bigger) and lay a medium size egg.
    You may end up with some EE bantams out of that cross. I had a hen hatch some eggs that were from a d'Uccle/game hen crossed with a LF EE cockerel. All the pullets laid little blue eggs.
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    They grow to accommodate the egg....:th
    No issues......The eggs will hatch......:frow
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I have a huge Brahma and a Silkie cross Hen...He has never bred her because she is way too fast for his advances..I do use her to Brood though ......Currently she is setting 7 eggs....
     
  8. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chirping

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    The day i discovered broodiness was a great day....unbelievable ease....
    This is my 4th Cochin bantam that has gone broody this spring/summer....its been great
    Thanks for the remarks...hoping I have an interesting cross then...
     
  9. DurangoChickens

    DurangoChickens In the Brooder

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    I have a dutch bantam hen that has gone broody and I was going to let her set her own eggs, my rooster is a Yokohama, those hens lay eggs that are not much bigger than the dutch bantams... do you think this would work out?
     

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