bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dbrberry, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    i hope somebody can help me. i bought 10 bantams about a week ago but boy did i make some mistakes. i have no idea how old they are or what breed they are. i was supposed to get one rooster and 9 hens but i'm afraid i have 5-6 roosters instead. i thought i would be able to tell them apart but i'm learning that i'm chicken illiterate. i'm gonna try to post so pictures so maybe somebody can help me please.
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    7. silkie rooster
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    1 pullet
    2 cockerel
    3 pullet
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    4 looks like a leghorn hen X ready to lay
    5 cockerel

    my computer is slow

    still waiting for the pics
     
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  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    6 looks like a hen
    7 Frizzle cochin X roo
    8 cockerel
    9 cockerel
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    10 I dont know it kinda looks like a hen
     
  6. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    so i may have 5 roosters? and 5 hens. is it bad to keep that many roosters?
     
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  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be easier to tell if they were on the ground/standing naturally. Also, how old are they?

    Here are my guesses:

    1. pullet
    2. possible cockerel
    3. pullet
    4. cockerel
    5. cockerel
    6. possible cockerel
    7. not a silkie, frizzle mottled cochin cockerel
    8. cockerel
    9. cockerel
    10. cockerel
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Its probably not too good to have that many; but I may be wrong on some of them. When they grow up they will fight as long asthere are hens around. The most I have been able to keep together is three roos with some hens and then two of the roos were not top dog. With bantams roos are not as hard on hens as with the larger chickens,,,the larger chickens (roos) really tear up the hens backs. I suppose 3-4 hens per roo for bantams would be good
     
  9. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    i have no idea how old they are or anything
    was supposed to have 1 rooster and 9 hens but it didn't work out that way
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    well they are all fairly young,,,,can you exchange some?

    That white one is cute,,,so i s the frizzle
     

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