Bantam (Can Hen be Mated by Full-size Rooster?)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Can a bantam female and a regular sized rooster mate?
-- Steve Hill (email@example.com), May 29, 2001
Yes. At least until there are smaller more active sparrow-sized roosters around to out-pace the proper-sized bird.
-- Don Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 30, 2001.
Oh goodness yes! Our Rhode Island red rooster has topped our golden bantams regularly since be became a "man". Our little bantam rooster does a good job at keeping him away but he can't be everywhere. We have 5 nice RI red hens for him but he seems to prefer the "blonde" bantams. The bantams are producing a cross between the red and gold, very pretty medium size chicks. Good luck!
-- Linda Wernecke (email@example.com), May 30, 2001.
I have several types of bantam hens & some silkie hens & a game rooster----we have cute chicks and all have feathers on their legs!! Some look like silkies & some look like game hens with feathers on their legs!!
-- Sonda in Ks. (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 30, 2001.
I've got some new chicks that my 'kids' hatched last week. The rooster's are Standard OEG and the hens are Bantam Cochins. Cute little buggers!
-- ~Rogo (email@example.com), May 31, 2001.
Yes they can mate. But I personally do not let it happen anymore. My polish Bantam was being harassed by my plymouth rock. And I fould that he was way to aggressive and actually hurt her. I didnt realize how bad until it was to late. So i no longer let the larger rooster around my Bantams. Actually I fine the Plymouth Rock to be way to aggressive birds anyway. So we had chickens soup recently!!
-- paul miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 16, 2001.