Bantam Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShipChick13, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. ShipChick13

    ShipChick13 Out Of The Brooder

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    My boyfriend and I are very new to chickens we've only had these 3 Bantam chicks for about 2 days. I've been doing lots of research and have looked at so many different pictures of chicks over the past 2 days! I'm pretty sure I have 2 Dutch Bantam's and I'm completely clueless when it comes to the 3rd. Any help or guesses would be greatly appreciated! :) Also the last picture here this chick has what looks like a smashed toe and it also has what looks like a bit of dried blood on it's beak :( Do you think that either issue will cause the chick problems later on in life? It was like that when we bought the poor thing. [​IMG]
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  2. ArtGirl

    ArtGirl Chicken crazy

    The blood is just probable from them arguing with each other in the pen. If the toe was a problem it would be limping or having a hard time moving. If they start to have trouble electrolytes (save a chick) REALY helps.[​IMG]
     
  3. ShipChick13

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    Thanks! The toe does not seem to bother him/her :) Should I attempt to swab away some of the dried blood? or should I just leave it be?
     
  4. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would leave it be if its already dried and dark. I wouldn't want it bleeding again for messing with it. Chicks will Peck when they see red. As is it should be fine.
     
  5. ShipChick13

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    Can anyone tell me if they think the 2 darker chicks are Dutch bantams?
     
  6. GrandRapidsGirl

    GrandRapidsGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple that look very similar to me that people are telling me are Old English Game Bantams. Mine seem like maybe Silver Duckwings or possibly Phoenix. Good luck!
     

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