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Breed ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickee11, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Chickee11

    Chickee11 New Egg

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    I suspect this is a roo- What breed please?


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  2. Chickee11

    Chickee11 New Egg

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    You can't tell from this pic but it's pretty small- in this pic maybe 12-16 weeks old and I guess maybe a bantam. It's sort of a rescue and is dwarfed by my Isa browns and black Australorp. It's shy but curious and gets bullied by the other chooks so I'm sleeping them separately. If it does end up being a roo I might try caponizing as I've grown quite fond of it. The tail has only just started to look like this in the last few days and i heard it vocalising at 6am- not quite a crow but it could be?
     
  3. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Dutch maybe?
     
  4. Chickee11

    Chickee11 New Egg

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    I've been thinking, not really sure about a Dutch. What if it's a Bantam Minorca- but a hen?? I'm a bit of a newbie so I can't really tell.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Black Dutch Bantam pullet?
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The body type isn't right for a Dutch Bantam. However, I suppose it could be a hatchery-quality Black Dutch Bantam. The only other thing I can think of is that it is a Black Minorca Bantam.

    Oh, and it does look like a cockerel.
     
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  7. Chickee11

    Chickee11 New Egg

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    Dutch are not really in Australia - this one was found in someone's backyard so I was expecting some ordinary breed! Really a cock? When do the earlobes get big?
     
  8. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooops! Should have looked at your location. I know nothing about what chickens there are in Australia that aren't here as well or vice versa.
     

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