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post #11 of 19
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No they definitely don't have yellow legs, I wasn't even aware that they should that's interesting to know 😐 yeah the big ones at least two weeks older from what I gathered, so up until recently I just assumed it was larger because of age/sex but then it got all of it's feathers and started to look confusingly feminine pretty haha 😂 so I was questioning if it was actually bantam or standard, would make it easy decision to choose which roo to keep if it did turn out to be a boy though as I'm tracking down a few more bantam hens to add, but you're giving me hope 😏 that it's all maybe gonna work out and we just gonna end up with a mixed flock of bitsers 😂 that's ok as long as they are healthy and happy, the main reason I love having chickens is for pest control as I don't use any and get HEAPS of bugs and weeds, my daughter loves to cuddle them and eat their eggs so she is really happy as we managed to raise these SO friendly they fly onto our lap, so far haha Hope they stay super tame? We used to have old rescue hens that weren't overly friendly they would run away and the large size made it hard for her to catch and hold themwhich discouraged her, they were on their last legs, I think we got one egg between 5 of them every 3 days 😂 but they did a great job at gardening! Still a shame that these are not pure as you buy what you think they actually are 😒 these were not cheap they were a bit ridiculous in price, I found it impossible to find any bantams around my area though and I ended up opting for chicks because of that reason lol what an adventure! I want to get definate hens next as we had these in the bath tub and then in a dog crate in the laundry and my little house looks like a barn it was a big job what do they call it shoe string budget? first time experience and I'm done for at least until I forget how much mess they have made 😂 but we are almost there! And then I started to freak out thinking it was all for two roos 😁 we are so in love with both of them now though having them running around the house has definitely bonded us all a lot! What is the go with keeping a standard size Hen with bantams would it likely be ok? I'm fairly sure I know that if it's a standard rooster then it wont work out, I have a good friend who has a farm keeps random chickens and would be happy to take any that didn't end up working out for whatever reason so they will be ok either way I just want to be prepared and think out our options. I also read that snuggly, tame roosters can become quite aggressive when they mature so that's another concern with my daughter? we had a big black rooster once that wouldn't let anyone touch him for his life but he was eventually tame enough to come only for food and would still freak out if you moved and he was safe, but he was also rescued from the chopping block and not a snuggled pet so he was scared of people.. Gosh he was adorable, he found his fate protecting the girls which was pretty sad, I really do like the idea of having a rooster just for that purpose coz unfortunately even our safest of yards isn't bullet proof and we got neighbours cats, foxes and Eagles lurking (it's extremely hard for anything that doesn't fly to get in now as my yards like a 2 1/2mr high, colour bond, non diggable fenced fort, but at the moment I'm even concerned about crow sized birds with our little 'collumbian' as it's SO small, we are 100% supervising their free range, but that can't happen forever and I'd much rather them be free to the whole yard than cooped up all the time) I'm rambling 😁 I love talking about my chickens sorry! Keeping on topic now, I'm definitely going to come back and update to see how this pans out, I'm happy to get some opinions and learn a bit more about what exactly we have got here, cross fingers for a girl and a boy! 😀

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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post #12 of 19
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[IMG] just an update on my bubbas, it's been about 2 weeks since the last pics were taken, I'm seeing quite a bit of comb/wattle development on the little one but nothing new with the bigger one so good chance y'all are right about their genders 😀 also the little ones legs are infact turning yellow, they are pale yellow now? They are 😆 so cute!

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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post #13 of 19
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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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post #14 of 19
Yep, 1 pullet and 1 cockerel... smile.png
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post #15 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Yep, 1 pullet and 1 cockerel... smile.png

It's great that it has turned out this way because I can keep both 😍 I'll still come back and confirm it 100% but I don't have any doubts about it now and it's nice to be able to finally relax 😊 everyone's help has been great.

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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post #16 of 19
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Just an update 😊 👍

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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post #17 of 19
He turned out so handsome! What about the pullet? Curious what she grew up to look like? Did she end up standard size?
Edited by eleaserek - 12/22/15 at 6:21pm
post #18 of 19
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Yes for sure! I meant to that day but I have real issues uploading photos from my mobile on this site, some work some don't and then I just give up :-/ I will try to get a new photo today, I think lucky dip is awkward looking for a hen (who knows what mix of breed made this look haha she has next to no comb/wattle and a long neck and legs, kinda like a rooster :-O) she hasn't laid an egg yet, but definitely no rooster behavior or fancy tail etc either so I still think standard hen, but not overly big in size either, not yet anyway I'm unsure how long it takes to finish growing and be sure? she follows the rooster around 24/7 they never separate.. Also, my rooster just became a dad! One little chick appeared yesterday and it's so cute! He is VERY noisy now, I'm unsure if he will calm down later on or keep crowing over and over again all day?

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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post #19 of 19
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So this is new photos of how they both grew up, the gold lace is probably about 30% larger than the bantams so far including the rooster who is not much bigger than the hens at all, I'm unsure if she's likely to still be growing? This is a flattering photo as she generally looks quite awkward still, so I don't think she's full gown, would she just fill out at this point or actually grow in height, her legs are still quite large in proportion? The rooster doesn't try to mate with her yet either :-/ so I guess I'm still waiting on an egg to be 100% sure she's a she. They both have beautiful temperament, the gold lace will still try to jump onto my shoulder to sleep in the evening if I'm not paying attention, the rooster now is a bit standoffish and protective of the others, he doesn't come by himself for cuddles anymore and will very gently try to peck toes if he thinks someone is upsetting the girls :-( but if I catch him he's calm enough for the kids to hold. Love my bok boks :love

 


Also This is a photo of my roosters baby that i'm pretty sure hatched yesterday, so if all goes well I'll be back to try and guess what this one is :fl cross fingers it's a she and all goes well! Does anyone know of possible ways to guess based on what traits the baby chicks have got from their mums/dads?

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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LuckyDip - my Pretty Gold Lace Wynedotte X

Pom Pom - my Buff Pekin Fluff Ball

 Ebony Treasure - my Black Beauty Mystery Bantam

 & DeaGo - my Wynedotte Snuggle Bok Bantam

 

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