Will Bantam roosters try to mate with Rhode Island Red chickens?
YES. We didn't think it could happen so we let one little Bantam hen keep an egg because she wanted to lay on it. Then all of a sudden I am checking for more eggs and BOOM! We had a baby chick. We were shocked. We have two Rhode Island Reds and an Egyptian-looking chicken. We are pretty sure he got to the Egyptian-looking one because we always see him trying to get to the Rhode Island Reds, but with little success. Now our little Bantam rooster is actually a very large Bantam... his dad was less than half his size and he some how turned out huge so maybe this influenced his ability to get up there! Another view:
They will certainly try, but most Bantam roosters are too small to 'make it'.
If a bantam rooster is the only male in the flock the hens will often make adjustments for his size. The hens will flatten out or squat down fluffing their feathers after he does the signal dance. (the rooster dances side ways around the hen he has chosen to mate with) The rooster stands on the hens back and mating takes place.
Rhode Island Red chickens have a reddish brown color, and are normally thin.... says the last person to answer this question ... but i have 20 rhode island red hens and 2 roosters that we raised from a day old and they have never been thin not one day in their life they are huge chickens tall and fat. They are rust red with black markings along the wings(the markings vary per chicken and so…
Black Sex-link is a breed. It is the size it is - a large-size breed. Bantams are small chickens.Think of dogs. A German shepherd is a breed. It CANNOT be the size of a toy poodle. Neither can a Black Sex-link be the size of a banty. Take a Barred Rock Bantam Hen to a Rhode Island Red Bantam to get the Black sex link bantam
That question is almost impossible to answer, I can list twenty without thinking and there are many more different breeds than that. I will list some of the most popular that I know of: Banny, Whiterock, White Leghorn, Brown Leghorn, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Rhode Island White, Bantam, Minorca, Jersey Giant,
As a suburban chicken owner, I only have so much room for my hens and their coop. So when we started raising chickens 3 of the 4 turned out to be roosters. So I sold all the chickens so my quirky hen could be with her roosters. So we bought 5 replacement chicks. All are different breeds, 2 are quite younger than the others by 4ish weeks . They all get along great. Of course…
The Rhode Island Red was developed as a dual purpose breed of domestic chickens in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Adamsville, Rhode Island is considered the breed's birthplace and the founding sire was an English born black breasted Malay cock. Each hen produces between 250 and 300 eggs each year.
It depends what your looking for and what is available in your location. If your looking for an affectionate breed that is good with children and makes a great pet i would suggest either a handtamed Silkie Bantam, Wyandotte Bantam, Modern Game Bantam, Old English Game Bantam or Japanese Bantam. If your looking for a chicken breed to set as broody hens (to sit on eggs and get chicks) Silkie Bantams, Wyandottes and even Rhode…