Will bantam rooster fertilize red star hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by easterlyfarms, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. easterlyfarms

    easterlyfarms In the Brooder

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    Will my bantam rooster fertilize my red star hens eggs?
     
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

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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 [​IMG] Forgive me?)
     
  3. lurky

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  4. jemagsy

    jemagsy Songster

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    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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  5. jessupfamily

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
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    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 [​IMG]
     
  7. rileysgranny

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    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.
     
  8. easterlyfarms

    easterlyfarms In the Brooder

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    thanks for the replys. he rooster it a barnyard mut breed. he is considerable smaller then the hen.
     
  9. SilverStar

    SilverStar Songster

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    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.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. a2ms4chickens

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    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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