4 little bantams and no idea what they are

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ancdwc, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ancdwc

    ancdwc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! After year of raising chickens we gave in and let the kids get four little bantams. Only problem is we have no idea what they are. Any ideas and thanks in advance!
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  2. CarriesPeeps

    CarriesPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like old english game to me.
     
  3. ancdwc

    ancdwc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. That's what we thought too. Sorry I messed up and hit enter too soon. Here is the other one [​IMG]
     
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  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. Old english game. I love the breed, so friendly and nice. [​IMG]
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a black mottled cochin bantam. [​IMG]
     
  6. ancdwc

    ancdwc Out Of The Brooder

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    You are the best! Thank you!
     
  7. CarriesPeeps

    CarriesPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    The second one in the first post might be a silkie, but I'm not sure.
     
  8. ancdwc

    ancdwc Out Of The Brooder

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    The second one in the first post has four toes and this weird bluish gray tint to its feathers. Really neat looking bird.
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

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    The second one isn't a Silkie because it does not have feathered legs, or a crest.
     
  10. chickathon

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    I just love bantams. I think the first one is an old english game. I loved the little feather legged ones! I have one with blue legs it is a golden seabright. Maybe a silver one? You can expect them to be great mothers. They stick with it no matter what. I even had them brooding on my large breeds eggs. About 3 is all they can sit on. I had one last summer that went broody twice! They have a quirky attitude. And turn their head up and look at you like they know something you don't. And are VERY good at hiding their nests. So I would work on keeping them confined. For their safety. They are just the right size for a snack for a hawk.
    Here is a pic of my favorite roo. Rusty. He's a mutt but I love him.
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