Bantam Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChicknsRock, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two pullets that hatched out this year, one hatched in March and the other in May or June. Banjo is supposed to be a barred rock mix, but she has hardly grown! And neither has Mesha. The only small breed of chicken I have is Easter Egger, and they aren't Sylvia's offspring. Their parents are a black mixed hen and a game rooster.

    These are the pullets:
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    And this is Mesha ( the brown hen's) mother: ( Banjo's mother was about the same size)
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    Could they be bantams?
     
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say they are bantams. Yes the one on the top right looks like she has game in she.
    Hope this helps!! =)
     
  3. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay. Thanks! But how did I get bantams from a large fowl bloodline?
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Mesha is a game bird of some type...with the black face I would wonder Sumatra...but she has a wrong comb type and no purple to her face....so likely a mix.

    I don't consider game birds large fowl...although I suppose some of the modern types can get bigger. Mine are more 3/4 size or bantam size.

    You have mixed parentage with clearly game blood thrown in so it is not surprising you've got some smaller game type birds from the mixture.

    My thoughts.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  6. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantys
     
  7. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys.
     
  8. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait, I'm confused. You say your birds are largefowl, yet you ask if they are bantams? Help me out here. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChicknsRock

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    My birds are largefowl, but I know largefowl chickens are not the size of Mesha and Banjo.
     

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