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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ESofVA, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 White-faced Black Spanish that I ordered as a bantam and I am surprised that is has grown so tall. How big do these bantams usually get? They are both 5 1/2 months old.
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    Above is a pic of him with a pullet that is supposed to be a RIR/NH cross. Isn't he a bit big for a bantam?



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    On top of a small prefab type coop.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He does seem a little large, but if you ordered from a hatchery, don't expect perfection. White Faced Black Spanish bantam cockerels are supposed to weigh 26 ounces, according to the APA Standard of Perfection. This is rather large for a bantam chicken, but is still considered a bantam. Pretty boy!
     
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it just me, or does that not look more like a Black Minorca...
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not a WFBlack Spanish, that's a Minorca.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Why do you say that? He has the correct color, comb, and shape for a WFBSpanish. Also, in my experience, WFB Spanish bantams are more common than Minorca bantams. I've seen White Faced Black Spanish bantams, but never a Minorca bantam.
     
  6. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    We're saying that because the bird in question has white ears, but red around the eye. White Faced Black Spanish have white around their eyes--thus "white faced."

    White Faced Black Spanish:
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    Vs. Black Minorca:
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He might be too young to have developed the white around his eyes. If I remember right, WFBS don't develop all of their white until they are over a year old. I'm not saying your wrong, but I'm not sure I agree with you.
     
  8. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He hatched March 11, 2013
     

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