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bantam buff plymouth rocks- I think I just bought some- NOW WITH PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mojo Chick'n, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I got a foursome of bantam chickens tonight, and the lady was calling them "Golden Bantams" - looked it up - couldn't find them under that name anywhere.

    They are buff colored, like my LF Orps, and have yellow legs. I got a cockerel and three girls - they are young yet, but not too young. I'll get pics tomorrow (it's dark out there, now) but I was wondering if anyone had them, and if they could post pics so I could determine if this is what they are.

    They are very pretty, and the cockerel's tail looks like the tail on the Buff Rock Bantam rooster at Feathersite.

    Only difference I can see is that I did not notice any white earlobes - so maybe they aren't rocks, but if they are not, then I don't know what they would be. Otherwise, they look exactly like the pics at Feathersite of the bantam rocks (same stance, tail, combs, leg color, etc...) Then again, my Barred Rocks don't have white earlobes (I don't think - would have to look, but I'm pretty sure they are red).

    Oh, and the bantam barred rocks are wonderful looking too - I need to find someone with eggs for those [​IMG]

    meri
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Rocks do not have white earlobes, they should be red. If they have single combs, they're likely buff rocks.
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:yep these have single combs and red earlobes [​IMG] woohoo!!!! I got bantam rocks [​IMG]

    they are beautiful, too - I'll take pics tomorrow I promise.

    I wasn't supposed to bring home anything breathing (according to hubby who bravely sent me to the swap alone) but they were so pretty, and the lady was parked almost right next to me, I couldn't sit there and look at them without buying some.

    eta - my cockerel looks like the buff roo from the UK on this page -- http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Rocks/BRKBRockBant.html

    meri
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Ok, here's some pics - not great ones, they refused to pose for me, but this is the foursome I got last night...

    lady said they were 10 weeks old, I'm thinking a little older, perhaps, they are small, but the comb and wattles on that cockerel are awfully advanced for 10 weeks, I think. But then, I'm not that "up" on bantam breeds much.

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    oh, and please disregard the floor [​IMG] every time I put down shavings (they are there, just "moved") the chickens and quail throw them hither and yon, looking for spilled grain. It's not all poo on the floor - it is Molting season around here, also [​IMG] such fun - My whole yard looks like a pillow factory blew up.

    meri
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009

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