Any Ideas? (mystery bantam) (And another!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShadesofSable, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (See the new one in the later posts)

    Got a bunch of chicks from tractor supply this morning, three silver laced wynadonts, three RIRs, three I'm pretty sure are silkies (dark skin, feathered legs, five toes) and one little mystery bantam. Both she and the silkies were in the assorted bantam bin, and this little cutie was so feisty and adorable I figured I'd take a chance.

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    Dark, distinct "V" on head and eye shadow
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    Stripes continue very distinctly down back
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    Yellowish-pink skin/feet, non-feather legged. (She actually fell asleep like this for a few moments.)

    She has a really sweet, but sassy attitude. She pecked one of the RIRs (which are like three times her size!) Because it tried to eat out of her food slot in the feeder.
     
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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    How lucky are you to get some chicks from tractor supply! [​IMG]

    I think that your chick may be an Old English Game Bantam. I had two chicks a couple of years ago that I got from the tractor supply banty bin, and my chicks looked identical to yours.
    Good luck to you! And congratulations!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess Silver Duckwing Old English Game Bantam (could be a Black Breasted Red Old Engish Game, too).
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  5. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I think you might be right, now I'll just have to wait and see what color variety she turns out to be!
     
  6. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are some indicators that make you think this variety specifically? These are my first chickens so I'm trying to learn as much as I can!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  8. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I picked this little one up today while doing checkups, and what I thought was a silky maybe isn't?

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    Dark beak, skin, feet
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    Feathered legs, but only four toes?
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    Normal looking wing feathers? Do silkies even have wings like this?

    She's also small, about half the size of the two I'm sure are silkies, and just a bit bigger than the OEGB chick pictured in the first post.

    Any ideas, or is she just a really weird silkie?
     
  9. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that is identical to her and I got it last week, she is just like you described, wonder what they are
     
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The little black one isn't a Silkie. It could be another Old English bantam. They come in so many different colors!
     

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