Will my bantom Roo, try to mate with my full size hens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spitman, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR rooster 3 times the size of my bantom Old english. But the bantom is the one that crows, and protects the flock, I was letting them roam tonight and a deer came out of the woods about 50 feet from them and myself. and that littel bugger started heading toward the deer with a balk here and there. The deer didnt seem to be to worried LOL. But he just worked his way across the yard it was halarious. The rir was the most agresive when they were chicks I figured he would be the domanant male , but I'm thinking I'ts the bantom!!. Why dose'nt the RIR crow? , and will the RIR mate with the large birds? and the bantom with the other old english bantom that I have? also do I need more bantom hens to take care of him? Thanks for your help. I'll post pictures of them tomarro.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Yep, and he'll likely succeed! I had a banty Ameraucana the size of a Serama get in my Cuckoo Marans pen...so I'm hatching Cuckoos and find a baby that never gets its bars...and it's got silver legs...and a pea comb...and it's a flipping bantam olive egger!!!

    Little Holmes did his business with gigantic Gretl, right under Hansel's beak!!
     
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  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Oh yes... a man is a man after all! [​IMG]
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    YEP

    they look like they are rodeoing with them hens,

    I have some interesting crosses here
     
  5. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo's will be roo's.They will chase hen's 4 time's their size and bantam's will sorely try to get the big one's down.I free ranged for 5 year's and got some pretty kooky awesome looking bird's.But if you are looking to have 100% full breed you need to pen the bird'sin pen's or coop's seperate.I just hatched my First new silkie from my new hen today and i didn't realize she was laying yet.Adorable chick and Bwaaaaaaaa and she is broody already and she is sitting egg's we gave her plus her couple she laid last few day's.Can't wait to see what hatche's!
     

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