Will bantam rooster fertilize red star hen

pixie74943

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May 25, 2009
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I'd like to hijack this thread and throw it wide open. Can any bantam Roo fertilise any Standard Hen?

For example, Is a Serama Roo on a Jersey Giant too much of a stretch.

(Sorry to hijack your thread
Forgive me?)
 

lurky

Songster
12 Years
Jun 4, 2007
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Western MA
I have one bantam ee rooster with 11 standard hens. I get a 50/50 on the fertile eggs. A serama rooster would be smaller and might not be as sucessful.......but i am sure he wont object to trying
 

jemagsy

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Mar 8, 2008
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Georgia
Yes, my brahma bantam keeps my red stars pretty fertile. He has two four week old red star-brahma crosses running around out there now to prove it. These are 2 of the four that hatched.

Note if it was sebright roo, I don't know if he could fertilize, but he would certainly try. What breed is the rooster? (Reason I ask is there's a big difference in size between my bantam brahma roo and my sebright hen).
 
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jessupfamily

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12 Years
May 14, 2007
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SW Indiana
We have watched our little guys (OEG) try extremely hard, with very submissive standard hens (Brahmas, BOs, BRs) and have seen it actually work a few times. But very rarely do they succeed!
 

SeramaLife

Drowning in Seramas
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Feb 19, 2009
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North Central WA
Quote:One of our seramas.only3monthsor so old, chases and mounts a 10 lb 9 yr old Jersey Giant. I have no idea if it works, she isn't laying, but it is extremely unlikely. It sure is cute
 

rileysgranny

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11 Years
Oct 17, 2008
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Tennessee, USA
What about OEG roos and Bantam Cochin hens, and vice versa? I'm thinking of moving my OEGs and Bantam Cochins into a seperate coop and run from my egg layers. I don't really want them to cross breed, but don't have but one other coop to move them to.
 

easterlyfarms

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 15, 2009
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thanks for the replys. he rooster it a barnyard mut breed. he is considerable smaller then the hen.
 

SilverStar

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10 Years
May 4, 2009
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california
My Bantam Cochin Rooster mates with my Standard white Leghorn. I cracked open an egg from her the other day and it looked fertil. Not sure if i am going to try hatching with them yet.
 

a2ms4chickens

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12 Years
Dec 16, 2007
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Tucson, AZ
Yes. Last year I had a bantam RIR with standards, BO, BR and Red sex-link, and I hatched 19 chicks. They were all bantum size, but he worked.

Good luck!
 

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