Am I a Japanese Bantam, do ya think??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Woofless, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Woofless

    Woofless Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted a pic of this guy when he was about 4 weeks old ....one person guessed he might be a Japanese Bantam cross and I'm thinking they were pretty darn close [​IMG]

    Here he is at roughly 8 weeks old (his comb is bigger & redder than my EE roos who are about 11 weeks old! Started getting color to it at 4 weeks- I'm just waiting to hear him crow, but so far nothing).

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    So do you think he is a full Japanese Bantam or does he still look like a crossbreed? Here's the photo I posted at 4 weeks, in case anyone is interested to see how he developed:

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    His name is Captain Koch....pronounced Cook, named after the Koch Poultry "proud chicken":
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    He bears quite a resemblance to this guy when he's strutting around the coop. Such a proud little guy- and one of my friendliest little birds. He's one of my favorites!! I have one other banty, Buttercup the Buff Brahma Bantam from the same bin at TSC who is looking pullet so far....I'm thinking once she lays I may pen these 2 birds seperate from the rest of the flock & see if I can get Buttercup to go broody & hatch some eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. NYREDS

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    If he's a Japanese Bantam he's an extremely poor example of the breed. A Jap's shank should be abour 3/4 inch long. When you look at a Jap from the side you shouldn't be able to see under it.
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    My Japanese have dark legs. My Seramas have yellow legs like yours and agree, it's too tall. Mine are right on the ground. I don't think it's a Japanese
     
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  4. Woofless

    Woofless Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas what he might be, then? [​IMG]

    He isn't as short-legged as the pics of Japanese Bantams I've seen, you're right. I'm going based on color & tail carriage....I've seen a ton of pics of JB's that look real similar. And it seems like I read somewhere that there's a mutation that'll determine whether the legs are short or long on a Jap? I could be mistaken of course!

    He's an impulse purchase from a TSC bin, if that helps [​IMG]. He was in with a bunch of similar bantam chicks, and I picked him plus the only bantam feather-footed chick in the bin (the oddball- now my Buttercup). This TSC orders their birds from Ideal if it makes a difference.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Columbian Old English Game Bantam..

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  6. Woofless

    Woofless Out Of The Brooder

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    Do OEG's have yellow legs though? I know anything's probably possible with hatchery stock, but all the OEG bantams I'm seeing on Feathersite have dark legs....?

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  7. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 - my guess
     
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Quote:x2 - my guess

    x3! Doesn't have the body shape of either a Japanese bantam or a serama, and I have all three breeds in my coop. The yellow legs are a bit unusual (so bright), but I still say that's my guess.
     
  9. NYREDS

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    Quote:Actually a BTW Japanese should have yellow legs. A Columbian OEGB should have pinkish white legs.
     
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  10. Chris09

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    Like NYREDS A Columbian OEGB should have Pinkish White legs but a lot of "hatchery" OEGB are coming Yellow legged...

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