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Blue Japanese Bantam

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DaKid, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok has anyone ever came up with a Blue Japanese Bantam chicken . If so how did you come up with this color Bantam , I was thinking on a project of blue japanese bantam which I was thinking on using a small orp hen with a blk jap. Roo and cross breed them to come up with a small size blue jap. bantam , I know I would have to keep cross breeding the offspring for two different pairs and re breed the chicks to the fathers /mothers to sons and daugthers an vice a virser ..........


    any input would be great this is going to take some time and a few yrs I guess but any input on anyone trying this new breed would be great..........
     
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  2. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I found some a few years ago. I brought them as checks, but when they got older every one turn out to be brearded. They was mix breeds [​IMG] I hope you have better luck than I did.
     
  3. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank for that infor. ,
    But I'm starting my project of Blue Japanese Bantam Chickens this Month of Nov. 2010 .
    I'm trying to breed a Black Jap. Male with a small Lt. Blue colored project chicken female that I purchase this pass year , she is a little larger then the bantam size but not that much bigger-and half or smaller the size of a stander size chicken , more like a game bird chicken size .
    From what I seen in pic.'s or have read on the chicken sites and hatchery ,It seems that there are only White Jap.= Black Jap. = Black tail White Jap.= Buff Black Tail Jap. ,On these Breeds . I think it would be cool if there would be more colors of the Japanese Bantams.
     
  4. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it'd be nice to have Japs in more colors, sounds like a fun project.
     
  5. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks TheFeatheredTempest

    looks like over seas ,have more of a varity of colors in most all breeds of chickens , looks like we are way behind [​IMG]
     
  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    I think there are several varieties people are working on. I have barred japs and I am working on crele and bar-tailed white. Several others are working I believe on Silver or Gold Laced, BB Red, Lemon Blue, Blue, Wheaton, and probably a few others. It just takes several generation to get them where you want them.
     
  8. jap bantams

    jap bantams New Egg

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    i have solid blue japs,have had them for 5 years,had the 4th best jap at the japanese bantam breeders national in 2011,at winston-salem,n.c. on ablue jap cockrel
     

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