Any ideas on this bantam?

telsono

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 15, 2014
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This is Mocha, anybody have any ideas about what she/he is. Breed and gender.

I was wondering if those top two feathers might be sickles or not.
 

telsono

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 15, 2014
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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.
 

telsono

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 15, 2014
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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.
 

PoultryQueen101

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Jul 14, 2014
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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.
 

BantamLover21

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After looking up photos of Nankins, I also agree that your hen is a single-comb Nankin.
 
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telsono

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 15, 2014
32
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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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