What will the offspring be, when you mate a standard and a bantam?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by foxypoproxy, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now, I'm just curious.
    Don't take me wrong and think that i would actually consider doing this XD.

    I was just wondering what happens when you breed a standard and a bantam?
    What size are their offspring? Have people done this before? Will the offspring have issues?
    Is their even a word for a size between bantam and standard o_O?
     
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  2. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    medium size chicken that how are lot of medium size chickens came about and no the chicks will be ok i have some banty and standard cross babies due to hatch in a day or so
     
  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the reply :eek:
    I know, it was probably a stupid question.
    In all the years chickens have been around, i should have assumed people experimented with that.
    Anyway thats really interesting!
     
  4. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why don't yu give it a go yu can breed an egg layer to a broody breed and have a nice sitting hen
     
  5. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the suggestion!
    I probably would, but i already have silkies.
    With those i don't need to worry about finding a chicken to go broody
    Really good idea though [​IMG]
     
  6. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    breed them with some silikes for color and just to have
     
  7. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

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