Accidental bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by campingshaws, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I've had these girls for two weeks now. Most are really growing and one or two have doubled in size, except for the little red girl with the yellow head. She was in a run full of mixed breed chickens and was exactly the same size as the black chick right beside her (below/left) which I picked from the brooder.


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    Did I accidentally grab a bantam?
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  2. AZChiknGoddess

    AZChiknGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either a bantam mix or she is younger than the others.
     
  3. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's hard to tell whether that's down on the head or feathers. If it's down, the other chicks look like they already have a good head of feathers, so I would guess it's younger. If not, then bantam. But you didn't accidentally grab a bantam, the bantam would have been accidentally placed with the others!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    To me, that just looks like a younger chicks, as I think it still has down on its head.
     
  5. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I grabbed another pic. Sorry for the bad quality; it's just so hot and I didn't want to stress them too much. I'll try again when it cools down.

    They all have down on their heads, to an extent, except for my very biggest cream/buff hen. It's harder to see on the black ones. The chick in question actually has black feathers coming in on the base of her neck. The black one with the striped face is the one I picked from the brooder; Blondie was in the run with the bigger chickens.
     
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  7. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ok, today was MUCH cooler so I played with the chickens quite a bit and still remembered to get better pics! :D I noticed this morning that Blondie has gotten some bald spots around her eyes, so maybe she'll finish feathering on her head soon?

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    The last one is from the day we brought them home two weeks ago. Blondie and Herkey were so small they could fit through the wires on the dog kennel and we had to borrow a cage from the feed store.
     
  8. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bottom two are bantam u can tell by how fast their tail feather is growing in
     
  9. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Same chicken, two weeks later. Tail is growing in nicely. Also really starting to look like "she" is actually "he." ;)
     

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