Can't figure out these birds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cheeperchick, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took these two in last week--previous owner lost his job and can no longer afford to keep. They have long yellow legs. Any suggestions?
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    They look like some game bird, are they bantam?
     
  3. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if they are bantams, they're not that much larger than my 2 month old orphington, RIR, and white rock so they are still pretty young--I think. They are taller though. They seem pretty high strung maybe because they are new to the flock? I hope they don't stress out my other birds....
     
  4. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Modern Game bantam?
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    wheaten in color so both look like hens/ pullets but I am also leaning toward modern games, just not sure if they are bantams
     
  6. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Game hens? Do they lay smaller eggs?
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are modern games, but I don't think they're a pure color. I'd be unsurprised if someone is letting mixing occur in their MG flock.
     
  8. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks for the help!
     
  9. cheeperchick

    cheeperchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so is there a specific name for these game hens? looked through one of my catalogs and closest thing i could find was egyptian fayoumi?
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Not even close. Can't see the combs very well, if they are very flat in the pink area by beak, they probably are Oriental type or mixes. They can have long looking legs.

    With unknown ancestry it is best just to give them a general label such as "Oriental type"(if they have no comb or grow a small pea comb later on).
     

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