Bantam less than a week old group 4 please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bunsnpupsnchick, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last of my bantams.... I'm really a bit stumped for the first one....the feathers are just starting & I'm seeing a touch of color. The next I'm thinking maybe a mottled? The last is the smallest & is just about solid black. I'm leaning towards cochin due to the face, but it's so small/not round body I wonder. Same with the middle...plus both have a different look to the face...like a scowlish eyebrow/ridge sort of thing if that makes sense????? Again, feathers & single combs.
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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    The first two might be silver pencilled (I'm no expert though), your black with the yellow eye liner is a black mottled (I've attached a picture of my girl who was quite dark as a chick - 11 days old in the photo) and your very dark one will probably be solid black. Aren't they the cutest? I think they are all bantam Cochins especially if they all have feathery legs. We had one in a previous hatch who was the last to hatch and tiny compared to the others. She's caught up in size now. Enjoy your little ones.

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  3. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Very cute little ones you have! I'm thinking all cochins. If I order again I'll have to see if I can do a d'uccle only order since I've a few cochins already & I'll keep a few of these to fill in on color. They're very sweet. I want a rainbow in my yard.
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    My littlest white one (on the left) in that photo is our little booted bantam. They are d'uccles without the face fluff and are very sweet birds. I'm like you - I could never have a flock of birds that all looked the same.
     
  5. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute....way too addicting! Definitely having fun learning & trying to see which breeds I like best. I think I'm stuck on the feather legged, crested, or something more unique looking.

    I'll have to look and see if Ideal has non-bearded d'uccles. I just discovered that my white 2 month old cochin is a definite boy. Suspected, but ducky had quick feather development (my black had slow) which from what I've read is usually a girl thing & I don't count 100% on the size/color of the wattles/comb, but she's doing the neck ruffle/chest bump dance & this morning lets out a crow. So, unless she's pretending...which I know can be the case....I've boy #5 of 14 for that group. Which means...new homes as I can't have that many boys. I'm still hoping, but figure I'll put up some pics on the cochin thread to verify.

    Right now I've a mille fleur d'uccle/cochin roo & hen. Strong color marks on the roo, not so much on the hen, but they're from a guy here who was working on bringing the mille fleur into the cochin. A sultan bantam hen & a red sex-link hen. All about a year or so old.

    The 14 2month olds are: 3 oegb (gold-laced, silver-laced, & brassy back I think) cockerels, 2 cochin cockerels (black & white), sultan (not sure if bantam), silver laced polish, white crested blue/black (Not 100% on color) polish, crevecoeur, 3 americaunas, gold sex-link, and I think a production red (very rich red color). Hoping the rest are girls...the americaunas, sex-link, & red were supposed to be. The cresteds were straight run. I got this batch from my local feed store. I knew with the straight runs I'd have possible boys so was trying to hedge my bets a bit. They all run the yard & so far no problems, but I know that may not be the case once they're fully grown. As of now, I'm not set up to separate.
     

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