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Will bantam roosters mate with LF hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cupman, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I would like to add one, possibly two more roosters to my flock. I was sort of thinking maybe I would get a smaller breed rooster, such as a Polish or silkie. I also considered getting bantam chicks but I was checking Craigslist and someone wanted to get rid of their rooster. It's a really pretty rooster but in their advertisement they say he can't get it done with the big girls. Is this a big problem for bantam chickens or is he an unusual case?

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012

  2. Knittycat

    Knittycat Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    Bay City, TX
    He'll certainly make a go of it if the hens let him! I had a banty roo, he was large for a banty, but way too small to be LF. He did his job as a roo, if the hens let him. One of the BRs didn't care for his advances, but the other girls didn't mind him.
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    All day long. Where there's a will......

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