Will a Bantam Roo breed Standard Hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FluffyChic, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have standard pullets and have a bantam roo for fertilizing them? Plus, would my girls hurt him since they are bigger than him? Would we get standard size chicks when hatching or bantam size chicks or a mix?
     
  2. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little roo is trying-he hangs on but seems to be way off base- wing side or mid back-he thinks he did something and walks off all proud. [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Sammy, my bantam Salmon Faverolle roo in my avatar, bred my standard size ladies when they were young and "new" layers. Since they've grown up, he doesn't even try...guess he's smart enough to know that it's no use. [​IMG]
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh yes they do and they do it well... my silkie roos do the deed every day and my sexlink eggs have the bullseye to prove it [​IMG]

    I accidentally caught one in the act on video a couple months ago...

    I can upload the clip if you like [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wouldn't count on fertile eggs if that's the only roo you have. I don't think there is any way that my bantam SLWs could ever successfully breed my large fowl girls.
     
  6. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little buff frizz boy tries and tries to breed my HUGE buff orpie girls but he's not even close![​IMG] He ends up standing on top of them and they just lay there and after a while they get annoyed and chase him away ..."like ok...if you can't do any better than that when I'm laying here waiting...then just forget it!"[​IMG] Sooo funny! My big giant black cochin boy figured it out pretty fast though![​IMG] See it's all of this entertainment that makes it all worthwhile![​IMG] Blessings,Keri PS. My four yr. old wanted to know what they were all doing one day and thanks to a VERY WISE Grandmom(on BYC)[​IMG] I was prepared with my response and quickly said "Oh they're just playing chickie leap-frog!!!" I went over smooth!Thank you wise woman! Blessings,Keri
     
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  7. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! Thanks for posting about the chickie leapfrog! I'm sure I'll get that question from my 4yr old soon. LOL!! I kind of figured my buff orpie girls would be too big for him too. We'll see, we're just in search for a sweeter calmer rooster and I know people have said bantams are sweeter sometimes. But since it is for the purpose of fertilized eggs, he'd have to be able to do the deed.[​IMG]
     
  8. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My banty frizz.roos are tough man! One is nice to us, one is mean as all get out!(but cute so we keep him around)! I have a HUGE Ginormous Giant Black cochin roo boy that is as sweet as pie! He does his "job" but I totally trust him with my little ones(mama of 4 boys) He's a gentle giant...very non-confrontational! I can highly recommend that breed or at least my roo! Blessings, Keri
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I have an 8 week old following her mother around now. The little buggar is half EE (hen) & half Black tailed Japanese Buff Bantam(roo) TOO CUTE!! [​IMG]
     
  10. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keri, if you don't mind me asking, did you hatch him your self or buy him already grown? The cochin rooster? That's a breed some others have been recommending to us.TIA!
     

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