Black bantam breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Devastating, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Devastating

    Devastating Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of our current adult birds this pair of black bantams are the only ones I don't know the breed of for sure. I thought they might be Minorca but do those come in bantam size? Their tail also looks different. Could they be leghorn?

    They are iridescent black, single comb, white earlobes. Pics I took yesterday of the rooster and his matching girl:
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking Dutch bantams, but am far from positive. I'll let the bantam folks confirm.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get these birds? I think they have the wrong body shape to be Dutch Bantams. It is possible that they are just poor quality Dutch Bantams, or bantam Minorcas.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Maybe hatchery White Faced Black Spanish?
     
  5. Devastating

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    These were just from an assortment of bantams at TSC last spring, so no telling where they came from. My dad saw a pic of white faced black Spanish and claimed that's what these were, I thought no way! but now that I look at it, his earlobes are pretty big.

    if it helps at all, the girl has just gone broody. My parents found her sitting on a clutch of 3 while clearing out the other section of the coop building. Later I saw her go back into the chicken coop, lay a new egg and then she tried to nest with it and a Red Star egg that had been previously laid in that nest box.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards them being bantam White Faced Black Spanish.
     
  7. Devastating

    Devastating Out Of The Brooder

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    Didn't realize that it can take a while for the white face to show up, I did some image searching and there are many bantam photos look almost exactly like these, so good chance they are white faced blk Spanish. How cool! Never had this breed before. Thanks all for the ID help
     
  8. bfurman

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    White Face Black Spanish bantams. I have some and they remind me of Phantom of the Opera.
     

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