Dutch Bantams Breed Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pathfinders, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    Hi again! I posted a little back.. to find out what variety one of my Dutch's were.. but here's pictures of all of them..and a story of how I got them! [​IMG]

    Well, on Craigs List there was this guy who had 2 Dutch Hens he couldn't take care of, so we got them. These girls have been in shows, I'm not sure if they won or not... but they're very beatuiful, and are trained so you can show them (I don't show.. but I know how to and they let you show them [​IMG])
    Here is Carmin, and Houdinni

    Carmin (I think a Blue Light Brown Dutch)
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    Houdinni Splash Dutch
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  2. Crunchie

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    Quote:Confirmed. Light brown = gold duckwing. Gold duckwing is a genetics description. Resembles "golden duckwing" which is the fanciers description for het silver duckwing.
    Duckwing used to refer to the blue sheen on the wingbow of a silver duckwing. The green sheen on a birchen was called a crowwing.
    That in the first case the wingtriangle is silver and in the second case solid black did not catch their eye... [​IMG]

    Ah, thank you! It is good when I understand things more competely. [​IMG]

    I will be putting an auction/sale post up on buy/sell/trade soon, but I have a pair of Dutch to sell if anyone here is interested. I'm in the middle of spring hatching frenzy and need to go ahead and make some more space. The pair is a blue cream light brown rooster and cream light brown hen (which will yield BCLB and CLB offspring). I don't particularly want to sell any of my current adult birds, but I have two BCLB roosters and I just don't need two (and it looks like I'm hatching a ton of cockerals this spring! gah! [​IMG]). Both birds have been shown.
     
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  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do the large white earlobes come in time?
     
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
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    Quote:It takes a little while, but mine all have them by about 7 - 8 months or so.
     
  5. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we think this little guy (3weeks old?) might be a dutch bantam and maybe a roo...do you experts agree?

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    If so, what about temperament and noise level of this little guy?

    Are they quieter than a standard roo since they are so small?

    Good with kids?

    Heard a lot of stories about mean roos...
     
  6. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got some young birds (probably in the 8+ week range) that I am pretty certain are Dutch. At this stage, should any color variations appear to be solid still?

    i.e. No difference in hackle, tail, etc. from the colors on the rest of the body?

    I'll try to get some pictures shortly. There are only 1 or 2 that appear completely solid, I believe.
     
  7. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So would we agree on Dutch for these guys?

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    This buff bird was in with the others, so I figured it would be the same, but the yellow shanks make it a no go, of course:

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  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look big for dutch. Why would they be...
     
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    5th picture down is a golden campine.

    The rest are too large for dutch at that age. Grown dutch are smaller then those. [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  10. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for a young bantam dutch to get red on it's wings if it's a pullet, or does this mean it's a cockerel?
     

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