Will this roo work with these hens???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by yardbird tx, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got four new hens yesterday and my little bantam roo just loves them. They are Cochens and really big. Will he be able to mate with them.

    Here a a couple of pics.
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have my doubts.

    But if he is determined....
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE Bantam with my standard girls and i find some eggs to not be fertile, but i think its just that he has his favorites [​IMG]
     
  4. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on how much he wants some ladies...
     
  5. He may need a step ladder...
     
  6. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He'll do just fine [​IMG]
     
  7. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam rooster is the friskiest out of all of them. He definitely rules the roost and has no problem mating our hens that are pushing 10-12lbs.
     
  8. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL.

    Its good to hear that he might do fine.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, he'll do just fine. Just takes longer to learn where to grab onto. My little silkie boy took about 2 months to figure out head versus tail on the big girls, and then another month to realize he can't grab their necks because he couldn't reach.... he grabbed shoulder/back feathers. LOL
     

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