Will a tiny OEGB roo try to mate with a full-sized hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dianneS, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two big full-sized roos and some full-sized hens. I also have a small flock of OEGB hens and one roo. I've never seen the OE roo after any of my big hens. The big roosters take care of them.

    What are the odds that my little tiny guy would go for a girl more than twice his size? Would the bigger roosters chase him off of their girls? I've never seen him try anything with the big girls. Just wondering?? [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Where there is a will there is a way. They definitely will try and succeed! [​IMG]
     
  3. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an OEGB mix rooster over my flock of layers (mostly standards, a few bantams)... he mates with all of them. (although always unsucessfully)

    we've had fertile silkie eggs, but never fertile orpington or rock eggs.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I would say yes. Bantams often boss huge standard roosters around. I think he would probably breed your hens.
     
  5. nutmeg1980

    nutmeg1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Check out the The Adventures of Barbara thread on BYC, there's a great picture in there of a little rooster (Leroy) and a big hen (Barbara).
     

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