Dutch Bantams Breed Thread

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

  1. GaryDean26

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    The color or variety is "Light Brown". The light brown will be the wild type color pattern with the males being black with light brown hackles and saddles and the females being light brown with the salmon breast.

    The standard for Dutch Bantams is Slate Shanks for all the varieties except the Crele and Cuckoo varieties due to the diluting effect of the barring gene that creates those varieties. If you are getting yellow or white shanks then you don't have pure breed Dutch. They have likely been out crossed with something else along the way.
     
  2. CacklingRanch

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    I know this thread has been dead for a while, but, I was wondering if there's any breeders local in Texas?
     
  3. GaryDean26

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    I used to live in Marble Falls, TX. What part of the state are you?
     
  4. CacklingRanch

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    Close to Huntsville. Small town. My boys have just taken an interest to the breed, normally we show standards but the bantams seem to be easier for them. Looking for local breeders to have the boys see what good birds are vs their birds. Seeing a cleaned up bird at a show and seeing one at home are two different things.
     
  5. Quails1

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    Based on the sent photo, I think the bird on the right could probably be a Dutch bantam pullet (because she has slate legs which all Dutch bantams should have, both sporting pale brownish-orange breasts, making them hens). Her plumage color may be light brown/gold, or cream-light brown/yellow. To the left, I'm positive she's unlikely a Dutch, though still a bantam breed. Her legs & feet are colored pink or sandy brown, as well as the cape and back being slightly muted in contrast to the neighboring chick.
     
  6. BDutch

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    Hi dskulz, the dutch on the picture dont look exactly like they should. Probably a mix.
    In the Netherlands there is a club and on several websites in .nl you can find more information about the looks. With google translate you can read the information.
    www.hollandsekriel.nl
     

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