Are these Japanese Bantams????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RoxyOtis, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. RoxyOtis

    RoxyOtis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Modesto, CA
    I posted these guys a couple of months ago and I got some opinions that they might be OEGB but I recently saw a pic of someones on here( I can't remember which) where they had Japenese BAntams and they looked like these. So I just wanted to get some opinions on them.......

    Here are some pics....

    This is a pullet( I posted about her gasping and I have her on a special mash diet, She looks100% better!!
    This is to show how small she is......I think she may be a splash.

    This is a roo, I thought he might be a gray Japanese Bantam???


    I believe they are 18 weeks old( 4 1/2 months) and they are VERY small....

    Thanks for any opinions in advance!
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    It's hard for me to say because they could also be OEGB's. As young as they are and with my limited experience with bantams I would say they could be Japs but I'm just not sure.
  3. RoxyOtis

    RoxyOtis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Modesto, CA
    Thanks for the suggestion!
  4. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    It seem like the pullet has long legs like a modern?
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    One of the characteristics of Japanese bantams is wings and tail held at a particular angle. The second bird has those characteristics. The first doesn't, really (at least, it doesn't seem like it in the picture you shared).

    Here's a pic from Feathersite just so you can compare:

    However, another thing about Japanese bantams is that they have very short legs. Both of your birds are very leggy.

    I am wondering if your birds are some kind of cross?
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    I am certainly not an expert. With that being said they look like crosses.
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    He could be... but he looks like a cross.

    If she is, she is a cross.

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    I can't tell from these pictures what they are. What I can tell is what they absolutely are not & that's Japanese Bantams. The Feathersite picture shows what Japs look like.
  9. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Those look like OEG to me Japs are more short legged and they are Chunky [​IMG]

    The roo looks like a Silver Duckwing and the hen looks mixed but they are not Japs [​IMG]
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Quote:A Silver Duckwing OEGB would have white legs not yellow.

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