Definitely Not a Bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by barefootfarmer, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. barefootfarmer

    barefootfarmer Chirping

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    Year before last, I brought home a handful of “assorted bantam” chicks from TSC. When they grew up, each was a bit different, but they all remained small- as one would expect bantams to. All except for one of them.
    This particular chicken is larger than any of my standards, but she is different from anything I have ever seen. She has black skin, legs, and comb, but her body type is not like that of a Cemani. She also has a slight golden mottled to her chest. What kind of crazy chicken do I have?
     

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  2. Freisian

    Freisian Songster

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    Fascinating, looking forward to the replies, she is the most unusual but good looking hen.
     
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  3. She looks like a cross of black white crested polish and brownleghorn?????? But I really don't know
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    I'd say a mix of some sort. She's beautiful! :love I love her black skin and dark eyes!

    ~Alex
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I'd keep her - probably a cross between a Swart Hona or Ayam Cemani and some other breed.
     
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  6. peckpeckpeck

    peckpeckpeck Songster

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    She's gorgeous!
    Can you post more pix of her?
     
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  7. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Agree with drumstick diva. She's likely a mix between one of the dark skinned breeds and a large fowl hen. Very cool looking hen!
     
  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Looks like a Black Sex Link. I don't think you'd get anything with Ayam Cemani in it from a feed store.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    About has to be a Silkie cross being a feed store "hatchery" chick. I agree with Crazy for Chickens. The chances of being a Ayam Cemani or Swedish Black cross from a feed store are beyond measure I would think.
     
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