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My wife ordered me 6 black tailed white Japanese bantam eggs that were supposed to be from show stock. The eggs were ruined in shipping. The breeder contacted us asking if any eggs had hatched.  My wife explained what had happened. Then, surprise, a dozen eggs were delivered at no cost.  Five of these eggs have hatred and four healthy chicks are now a week old.  

 

My question-Two of the chicks have black wing and tail feathers coming in. The other two have white wing and tail feathers coming in.  All the chicks are supposed to be black tailed but…? Am I right in thinking these two are not black tail and are another variety?

I think my wife misunderstood the breeders e-mail and that he sent a variety of Japanese eggs.  Either way I am happy getting the four nice chicks.

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My wife ordered me 6 black tailed white Japanese bantam eggs that were supposed to be from show stock. The eggs were ruined in shipping. The breeder contacted us asking if any eggs had hatched.  My wife explained what had happened. Then, surprise, a dozen eggs were delivered at no cost.  Five of these eggs have hatred and four healthy chicks are now a week old.  

 

My question-Two of the chicks have black wing and tail feathers coming in. The other two have white wing and tail feathers coming in.  All the chicks are supposed to be black tailed but…? Am I right in thinking these two are not black tail and are another variety?

I think my wife misunderstood the breeders e-mail and that he sent a variety of Japanese eggs.  Either way I am happy getting the four nice chicks.

Or it could be a juvenile feathering thing and they will get the proper color with their adult feathers? I don't know much about this variety.  Why not contact the breeder and ask while thanking him/her so much for sending the new eggs. Tell the breeder how much you like the chicks. Keep the lines of communication open so you can get more chicks next year, if you want. Does one need all white and proper black tailed Japs in order to breed proper Baclk Tailed Japs? That's an interesting question.

Best Success,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 11/1/15 at 1:51pm

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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We did contact the breeder to say thank you and to let him know what had hatched. Black is starting to appear where there was none before. Thank you for your response.
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