Bantam Rhode Island Reds any good?

L&Schickens

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I have had these guys less then a week. I don't know how good they are, but plan on showing them. I think the rooster, Strawberry, might have some issues with the number of points on his comb. I don't know. He seems to have some that have been worn off or something. Also, the bodies of the hens, are they correct? Can you see any major faults?







Rose




Petunia




 
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L&Schickens

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both hens have single combs. So, he needs 5 points? OK, Some in the front look like they are missing. Points don't grow back, right?
 

Chickndaddy

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The hen up fromt in the last picture looks like she has a rose comb to me too. Are you sure it is a single?

And they birds look lovely. I adore the color on them.
 

tiki244

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Nice color and nice shape. I bet you could breed some real beautys with them.



Yeah it looks like he may have gotten his tips frozen,but I think you can still show him. Just as long as you arent entering a really huge show it should be ok.
 
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L&Schickens

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OK, here are some of their heads. It was getting dark and my camera didn't like it, but here is what I got.

Strawberry:



Petunia:


and Rose:




Hers flops over a little and maybe that is why it looks like a rose comb. Is that a bad thing?
 

tiki244

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It looks like they may be just at the end of their egg layin cycle and ready to molt. That is why the combs are a little (shrunken) smaller. IMO. They look like nice birds and good breeder quality birds. I bet you could get some really nice babies from them.

As far as showing, I stand by what I said before. The smaller shows would be fine to show them in. Just don't go to any international invitationals or anything. lol
 

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