Did I "bantamize" her?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rodriguezpoultry, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm afraid this bird is a bantam...or that I may have caused her to be a bantam. She was sold to me as a largefowl Polish pullet. She is a polish pullet, but largefowl?

    Please take into consideration that my view of largefowl may be skewed. Here is a photo of her next to Langshans that are a week younger than she is:

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  2. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hatchery quality birds are usually always smaller, I have a super tiny buff brahma that is around the size of a bantam.
     
  3. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Quote:How does one 'bantamize' an already-living bird?
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    [​IMG] I was being a smart-arse.

    But, witholding food, low lighting, etc. can cause a bird not to grow to it's full potential. I did not do this as I wanted my own birds to grow to their full potential.


    Fire, you're right. I'd completely forgotten that she was purchased as hatchery quality. It just blows my mind the difference...I mean, I figured the difference in the breeds alone was one thing, but I was leaving out the hatchery thing too. Daggum...she won't be able to be bred at all by any of my males. Ah well, that's what AI is for.

    ETA: I have bolded my answer how to decrease the innate size of a bird, but I do not condone it and is not, in my eyes, an ethical practice.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  5. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How does one 'bantamize' an already-living bird?

    lol... curious about that to.
     

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