Black Bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peaches Lee, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These little brats are my little mystery chicks. Very flighty, energetic and quick. They have black feathers and black legs. White earlobes and a single comb. Can you help me and tell me what they are? They came from TSC back in April (Easter Saturday to be exact). Thanks for looking.
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  2. They appear to be black Minorca bantams.

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    Very nice looking bantams!

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  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    It probably depends on which hatchery your TSC gets their chicks from -- but good luck finding that out.

    I think some TSC get their chicks from Ideal, Privett and Townline, probably others.

    They could be young White Faced Black Spanish bantams--the white face is often slow to develop. I think WPBS are fairly common at hatcheries. Privett also has black Dutch bantams.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Based on their carriage, I think they are either Black Minorca bantams or White Faced Black Spanish bantams, but it's difficult to tell which. How old are they?
     
  5. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. They are just about 5 months old. I've read that Minorcas are not super people friendly, would rather not be held etc and that would describe these chicks. I'll try to get some better photos today.
     
  6. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Minorcas and White Faced Black Spanish are both Mediterranean breeds, which are frequently flighty. I think Minorcas used to be called Red Faced Black Spanish.
     
  7. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my little cockerels again. They are 26 weeks old now. The one is starting to get some white on his face, his brother appears to as well, but not very much. Their earlobes are much longer now too so I'm quite sure that rules out Dutch bantam.

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  8. BantamLover21

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    They're looking like White Faced Black Spanish to me. Minorcas and Dutch bantams generally have smaller earlobes.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking that they are White Faced Black Spanish bantams. I've never seen a Minorca bantam (though they do exist).
     
  10. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replies! I was thinking WFBS too since the white color is creeping more into their faces. [​IMG]
     

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