Can anyone identify these bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melodie_a, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sanford, NC
    These three little bantams belong to a friend. She has no idea what kind they are and she was wondering if anyone could help identify them. Sorry the pics aren't great. They are currently part of a vacation bible school display so they are in a dog kennel in the "market" so since they are actually inside the church I didn't want to take them out of the cage.

    #1 -She is pretty sure this is the only only laying. Lays a small white egg. Solid black with white "ears" (lol)

    #2 &3 - This one is such a pretty color.. greyish brown. You can see the third one in the back, solid white.

    Again, sorry the pics are crappy. I know that makes it more difficult. They have so much "scenery" built up around them I had to practically stand on my head to get their pics at all. [​IMG]

    So, does anyone have any guesses?
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I think the white one and the brown one are old english game bantams. I would say the black one looks like a black leghorn bantam but it has dark legs, so,,,,,,, ETA: to add black bantam: Possibly a bantam Minorca, although I have never seen one, or a blue Andulusian bantam in its black phase. I would go with the minorca.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    The black I would guess is a Minorca. The white I think is a Japanese. I can't really tell on the grayish one. What kind of comb does it have? She looks like she has short legs too like the Japanese but I can't really see her stance and tail/wing carriage. It's possible she's a Japanese or Japanese cross or OEG.

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