Bantam ID please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BCJC1982, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. BCJC1982

    BCJC1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I bought 36 bantam eggs from a trade days and I thought I was getting all Japanese white black tailed bantams. Those were the only birds he had for sell and that is what

    he told me when I bought them. About half of them were fertile but for 8 dollars per 18 hatching eggs I wasn't too dismayed. All of the fertile eggs hatched and they all came out different. I don't really know what any of them are they may all be cross breeds but one of the little chickens had 5 toes. But it doesn't look anything like the birds that are known to have 5 toes.
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  2. BCJC1982

    BCJC1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    Went and looked at the rest of them and i have another 2 or 3 with 5 toes as well. None of them have feathers down their legs.
     
  3. chickslaugh

    chickslaugh New Egg

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    Hello BC,

    I was looking at different breeds of Bantams and there are two that look similar to your chick. The first one is a Black Frizzle Cochin Bantam. These birds are Chinse bred with the sweetest personalities, although they are not known for their egg laying production. The next I would have to guess would be the Black Silkie Bantam. These birds were bred in China, they have a sweet personality as well, the lap dogs of chicken world. This breed is unusual because of their 5 toes instead of four. Of course I'm not greatly experienced with chickens but I did find all this information on a chicken website, mypetchicken.com. Hope I helped at least a little bit. Hope you find out more information about this little cutie.
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    If it was a silkie cross it would have black skin (including legs and feet) and feathered legs. Cochin bantams (and crosses) would have feathered legs also. Apparently 5 toes can crop up as an occasional anomaly even in regular 4 toed breeds. It could be a birchen or mottled Japanese bantam. I'm really not sure. Very cute little chick though.
     
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  5. BCJC1982

    BCJC1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    None of the birds have feathered legs. I have read since posting this that Japanese bantams have 5 toes some of them at least so I am just thinking I got a bunch of mutts lol.
     

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