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Bantam ID help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blondi, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Blondi

    Blondi Out Of The Brooder

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    I am VERY new to the "chicken world" I was given two unwanted bantams. I have been doing my research but holy moly there is a lot to learn! So far I have 5 star predator proof accommodations and basic food/water needs down, but I'm still learning! These two were going to be destroyed, but they are the most entertaining little things, and one of them is an egg laying machine! Anyway, can someone tell me what breed of bantam they are? Neither one crows, they actually make little chirping sounds almost like turkeys!
    Thanks in advance!

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
  2. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    I think their mixed breed but not positive. The first almost looks like a silver Dutch, well anyway I'm not even sure if I have the name right. Hope someone else chimes in :)
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I think they may both be hatchery grade Silver Dutch bantam pullets.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Does the first hen have fuzzy cheeks (muffs) and a pea comb (looks like 3 rows of little bumps)? The second also looks to have the muffs (fuzzy cheeks) and a crest (feathers sticking up behind the comb)? Can you get a close up shot of their heads?
     
  5. Blondi

    Blondi Out Of The Brooder

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    I can try when I get home today and yes you are exactly right, little muffs and the one does have a comb!
    Thanks!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not Silver Dutch. I, too, am seeing muffs and a possible pea comb. They may be Ameraucana or Easter Egger bantam mixes.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3. Better information makes all the difference in the world.
     

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