Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Roslyn, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Roslyn

    Roslyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering what breed this lovely girl is- she's small so we're pretty sure she's a bantam.

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  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Try posting a picture of here standing on her own, from the side.
    It is hard to see the body type if you are holding her. She is cute, but I see the comb is a little odd. How old is she?
     
  3. Roslyn

    Roslyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm not sure, I got her from the neighbors and they didn't give me any information other than the fact that she's of laying age, so I'm guessing around 1-2 years or younger.
     
  4. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a mix?
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2, It's kind of hard to tell at that kind of angle. What colour eggs does she lay? [​IMG]
     
  6. BANTAMWYANDOTTE

    BANTAMWYANDOTTE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a guess, they are considered rare and most hatcheries don't sell them.


    Looks to me like a Blue Japanese Bantam (likely a mix)
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    Where did you get her?

    Some ways to tell for sure:

    Japanese Bantams lay tinted to white eggs and have the same leg color (from what I can tell). Some of them have been known to fly better than other chickens. Their tails stand at a higher angle than other breeds, and their wings are pointed so low that they appear to be floating rather than walking.

    Here is a link about the breed.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Japs/BRKJap.html

    Hope this Helps!


    Timothy in KY
     
  7. Roslyn

    Roslyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you! That does look a lot like her! As to the other posters, I got her from my neighbors just a week ago so I'm not sure what she is; they didn't tell me.
     

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