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Chipmunk looking bantam ID?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jena0507, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Jena0507

    Jena0507 Just Hatched

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    I have three tiny bantam chicks that have chipmunk markings. After lots of research, I've come up with Easter Egger bantams. Any outsiders opinions would be great! [​IMG]
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like Old English Game bantams to me. Color TBD :)
     
  3. Jena0507

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    Here's more photos. They're about 10 days old and their wings are getting big enough to cover the stripes they have. The yellow Orpington chick is 10 days old as well. Any suggestions as to what breed they are would be great.
     
  4. Jena0507

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    That's one of the breeds I found.. was also suggested Easter egger bantams of welsummer, but unsure if there were bantam breeds like welsummer. I'm very new to the chicken world... like 10 days new
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    From where did you get them?

    Bantam EEs and Ameraucanas have a different look. Chipmunk pattern yes, sometimes, but it is a different one, plus they don't have the cheeks. These look like Black Breasted Red Old English games but many of the color varieties look similar as chicks. There is such a thing as a bantam Welsummer but looking at pics of the chicks they don't look quite like this either.

    Oh, and welcome to the world of chickening! lol
     
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  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd also like to add that OEGBs are my favorite. I have four full grown ones and 35 chicks right now.
     
  7. Jena0507

    Jena0507 Just Hatched

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    @SunHwaKwon I got them at my local TSC. I was hoping for a mix of these tiny amazing creatures, but my store wasn't exactly ready for chicks yet. They were in boxing them while I was there. Of the nine chicks I got, I tried to pick ones with different looks. So I picked out a buff Orpington and then the only yellow one with them. For my Isa Browns, I picked a yellow one with brown stripes and then a brown. My two leghorns, we call them the twins, every single chick looked exactly the same. As for the bantams, I picked one with a dark, medium and lighter stripe down the center of their backs. Two have light brown at their shoulders and one has a reddish dark brown.
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know if their colors will be the same or not. For instance, spangled, black breasted red, and female creles look very much a like. It does look like at least two of them are likely to be females, which tend to have much crisper and defined markings, including the eyeliner (or so I've been told).
     
  9. Jena0507

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    What am I looking for as the grow to determine sex? The Orpington and bantams were straight run.
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

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    Generally the first clue is the comb, which will become bigger and more defined around 3-4 weeks in the male, though occasionally you will have a female with a bigger comb or a late blooming male so its not a strict 100% accurate rule. Another clue is behavior, with males generally being braver and bossier. If you stick your head in the brooder and someone runs up to it like "hey, what are you doing in my territory?!?!" watch that guy lol. Eventually the feathers will be different as well but that happens later, and as for crowing that can start at different ages. I've had some start at 6 weeks and others wait until 4 or 5 months. Mine are 16 days old so I will find a couple with similar feather patterns, one that I think is possibly male and another likely female and post them for you this weekend.
     

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