Bantam? Cochin? What are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by my3jsons, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. my3jsons

    my3jsons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone gave me these little feathered legged chickens for our farm yesterday. I really don't know what they are but they sure are pretty. Bantam is the smaller size, right? What breed do you think they are? Isn't this a rooster/hen pair? Our pet goat really likes them! Our egg layer chickens do not!

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  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Belgian bantams of some sort, and they both look like boys.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    First one is either a poor-quality Mille Fleur D'Uccle bantam, or a D'Uccle mix. The second one appears to be a mix, possibly with some Buff Brahma bantam or D'Uccle in him. Both are cockerels.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It depends on the age for gender, but I don't think they are boys. At least not the first one, who is a Mille Fleur D'Uccle - no she is not great show quality, but is stinking adorable! Males tend to have reddish patches in their wings.

    She appears to be older. Of laying age.

    I'm not getting any clear indications of age, but if they are younger, they both could be male. I am assuming they are at least 4 months old. Did they tell you age?

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    This is a hen, and the colour of her reminded me of your bird in question. It's not what I typically see in Mille Fleur D'Uccles.

    Edited: She is a Blue Mille Fleur D'Uccle - it must be a colour project. Maybe this is what your bird is for variety. :)

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    Here is a Mille Fleur D'Uccle Cock bird., See what I mean by deeper red in the shoulders? Among other obvious male characteristics like the flowing hackle & saddle feathers...
     
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