Any ideas on this bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by telsono, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. telsono

    telsono Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Mocha, anybody have any ideas about what she/he is. Breed and gender.[​IMG]
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    I was wondering if those top two feathers might be sickles or not.
     
  2. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, just wanted to say it's a pretty chicky!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an Old English Game Bantam/mix of that breed. And it is a pullet.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. telsono

    telsono Out Of The Brooder

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    Mocha is about 10 weeks old so time may tell more about her origin. She was in a bantam assortment from a hatchery and shouldn't be a mix.
     
  6. jomaree

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    I am only a beginner with chickens but wanted to say how beautiful this bird is.
     
  7. telsono

    telsono Out Of The Brooder

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    Jomaree - Thank you, Mocha is a good bird, I took those pictures from less than 2 feet sitting on the same bench.

    I am also pretty much a novice. My previous encounter with livestock was back in college (nearly 40 years ago) in my "Animal science" class. Having 2 science degrees (forestry and plant diseases) makes me investigate more. Mocha was suggested at being a Buff Japanese, but her legs to me are too long (normal length). I was hoping possibly as a Nankin, but I doubt it.
     
  8. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for suggesting Nankin because I highly agree that it is. Well, that SHE. I say this because she has slate legs when OE should not, and she should be a pure bird of hacthery quality. Also, nankins are a bantam with golden feathering and black main tail feathers.
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    After looking up photos of Nankins, I also agree that your hen is a single-comb Nankin.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  10. telsono

    telsono Out Of The Brooder

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    Mystery solved. she's a nankin.Thank you PoultryQueen101 and BantamLover21 for your input. I put in a query on the Nankin page with the same photo's and got a positive response. She certainly is a homebody that fits with being a Nankin as well as a docile bird.
     

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