Are we Japanese Bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IcarusSomnio, May 30, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a Japanese Bantam hen at auction with five chicks. Four 'white/buff' (they USED to be white, now their buff/tanish) and one black-brown one. All had feathered shanks. I lost three unexpectedly. They just got weak and keeled over [​IMG]

    I'm wondering if the remaining two are Japanese Bantams or some sort of cross breed? Something completely different? Hen was black-tailed white. I never got any pictures of her, she was a 'OH DEAR GOD IT'S A HUMAN RUN!' kinda hen. Loud too O-O

    One makes the usual: Peep peep peep! noise but the other makes a kind of clucky-gobbly noise...?
    Like hen like chick, these two are a real pain to catch and hold.

    Sorry about the quality of the pics, snapped them with my web cam. Cameras in the car ^^':

    Chicklet 1, the bigger one:
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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Japanese are not featherleged.I think they are mixes( may be with Cochin).Or they can be pure Cochin bantams .Post pictures when grow-up.
     
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  3. jerry2009

    jerry2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    yup definatly no japanese...and not even cochins either cause there tails are too upright...probably just a mix...
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    They seem to have short legs so they must be a japanese mix.
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im going to say either poorly bred cochins (just cuase their tails are upright doesnt mean they arent cochins, just a bad example of the breed) or cochins mixed with japs
     
  6. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got them the hen was brooding them, so I'd guess they where her eggs that she hatched. I did get them at auction so for all I know they could be some sort of whatever-rooster-happened-to-be-around Siljapacochin [​IMG]

    They where such cuties when they where little and white. Now everyone seems to be going through the ugly duckling phase as they get their 'real feathers' in.
     

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