Blackjack?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrianT, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, no photo. I got some fertile eggs from a guy and said he bought his chickens from someone in North Carolina selling 'Blackjacks". They are bantam sized, black, white or some combination of the two. They have short, short legs and a bowed out, heavy and broad (almost fat) breast section. Straight-comb, greenish to black tails that look Serama-ish. Anyone? Thanks. I don't know if this is useful info or not, but it seems that male-to-female hatch rates lean heavy to the rooster side. Every time I go by, it seems like there are more roosters. Has anyone ever heard of this?
     
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  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Any chance the original breeder said "Black Japs"? Japanese bantams come in the color combinations you describe, and the breed standard calls for short legs. What color are the eggs?
     
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BrianT, I am in N.C. and I have never heard of or seen these advertised.
     
  4. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's possible. The guy I got them from is Korean so his English is a little broken. [​IMG]
     
  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Quote:Now that sounds like our kinda talk up here.
     
  6. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Eggs are creamy white and very small.
     
  7. sfw2

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  8. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think those have a high likelyhood of being Black Japs.
     
  9. sfw2

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    Quote:I think those have a high likelyhood of being Black Japs.

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    I got my first bantam chicks from the TSC "assorted bantams" bin, last month. I've been trying to figure out what the heck mine are, too.

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  10. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This place is just a WEALTH of help. Thanks BYCers.[​IMG]
     

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