6 Week Old Bantams - In Need of Help Identifying Breed and Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlegreywolf, May 1, 2016.

  1. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, here are some photos of my Bantam chicks. They are now 6 weeks old. Some of them are quite photogenic. <3
    I was hoping someone could help me identify the various breeds they are as well as whether they are hens or roosters. A few of them are very obviously roosters.


    Bantam #1 - I suspect may be a Cochin of some kind (possibly Silver Pencil Cochin?), but I'm not sure which. It has heavily feathered feet. It's very friendly and is one of my "pets" of the group. It's the first to run over to me when I go into the coop and loves to be held and cuddled. I'm pretty certain it's a hen, for lack of a large, red comb. It's the leader/boss of the group.
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    Bantam #2 - Very beautiful feathering, friendly and curious, but kind of shy. I suspect it to be possibly a Golden Seabright Bantam.
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    Bantam #3 - Sweet, friendly, likes to be held. :) All the Bantams are a little wary of the larger, standard size chicks I have (aged 7wks and 8wks) but except for the usual pecking order, they make out just fine and are not picked on badly. I'm thinking it may be a Quail Belgium Bearded d'Anver. This one does not seem to have a beard, though. I have five of these that, as day-old chicks, looked all alike, but now some of them look different than the others..
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    Bantam #4 - Another suspected Quail Belgian Bearded d'Anver (has a beard).
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    Bantam #5 - Yet another suspected Quail Belgium Bearded d'Anver.
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    Bantam #6 - One with feathered feet. I was thinking maybe a Buff Brahma? But, as with all of these, I have no idea. :)
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    Bantam #7 and #8 - I don't know what these two are, but they look just alike, probably both roosters, but I don't know. They are really friendly and want me to pick them up and hold them all the time. They would not really be still for the pictures. They were too excited that I was in the coop to give them attention.
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    He's the black one with his head up and the giant comb.
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    The black one in my lap.

    Bantam #9 - Kind of looks the same as the other two black ones, but has no wattles or comb. Maybe this one's a hen and the other two black ones were roosters? I have no idea what breed this is.
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    So that's it for now! I don't have pictures of the other two Bantams I have, because a few look so similar to each other. I'll take some more pictures later. Thank you to anyone who can help me with gender and breed identification!
     
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  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    The last one is a Sumatra, I believe...
     
  3. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there such a thing as a Sumatra Bantam? Because all of the chickens I listed are Bantams. If so,that'd be cool, but I didn't know there was Sumatra Bantams. :)
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think so, but they are pretty small in size to begin with...
     
  5. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 could be a Golden Seabright. I have one and a lady on here help me identify mine, so pretty!
    And 6, I think you are right about it being a Buff Brahma :)
     
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  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I was thinking buff Brahma and golden sebright too, but didn't want to say and be wrong :lol:
     
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  7. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I never would admit it to my husband, but I say things out loud that are wrong to him!! [​IMG] But in this case, I hope I am right! ;)
     
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  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    #1 looks like a Silver Laced Cochin
    #2 Golden Sebright (possible cockerel)
    #3 d'Anver cockerel
    #4 d'Anver pullet
    #5 d'Anver I'm thinking cockerel
    #6 d'Uccle
    #7 & #8 both look like cockerels not sure on breed
     
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  9. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you to everyone for their thoughts/help! :)
     
  10. puffypoo22

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    x2 my d'Uccles looked exactly like #6. They are very pretty birds!
     
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