A few bantams, what could they be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stilgar, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Stilgar

    Stilgar New Egg

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    Hello experienced chicken folks,

    I have a couple chickens I am trying to figure out what they could be.

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    My youngest son and his bantam:
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    Thank you for the help identifying these. :)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm not going to venture a guess, but have to say that the two pictures of your son and his chicken are great. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensnewtome

    chickensnewtome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking Black Cochin for the black one. And I don't have any clue on the light one. Cute little boy ya got there!
     
  4. Stilgar

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    Thanks!

    Yes, he loves his chicken.
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    It dosent have feathered feet
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The light colored one looks exactly like a lot of the bantam EEs I have gotten from McMurray.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    McMurray also has a partridge rock bantam.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    I think the one the little boy is holding is this^
     
  9. Stilgar

    Stilgar New Egg

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    Yes! These are both from McMurray.

    The light colored one is an Araucana? That makes sense.

    The dark one is a Partridge Rock?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That little light colored EE should lay you some really nice blue eggs. The ones I have are good layers for bantams and lay a really pretty blue colored egg. The ones I've had usually started laying when they were just over five months old. (The partridge rocks lay a tan egg.)
    The EE one is what most people would consider an Easter Egger, that is a bird descended (and hopefully carrying the blue egg gene) from Araucanas, but they don't meet the breed standard. The links to the Ameraucana and Araucana clubs are below, they have both have FAQs pages explaining the differences between EE/Easter Eggers, Ameraucanas, and Araucanas.
    http://www.ameraucana.org/
    http://www.araucana.net/
     

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