Dutch vs Japanese Bantams...How can you tell??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ESofVA, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 bantam roo that is either a Dutch or a Japanese. I bought him from a local feed store that orders from Ideal and they sell both. How can I tell if it is a Dutch or a Japanese? I would like to order some of the breed I have this spring, but I am not sure which it is!
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    Ear color????
     
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  2. willowbranchfarm

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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    pics?

    over all body carrige, ear lobe color, tail carrige, how low the bird sits to the ground wing carrige are some things to lookat

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  4. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, the wind has settled and I got some pictures of the little rooster I have.
    Here is his portfolio:


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    His best bud...a Silkie of the same age.

    BTW....is that Silkie considered to be a red???
    Thanks!
     
  5. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has red earlobes, so that means he is a Japanese? I am trying to learn as he is my first and only so far. I have been told he is a blue but he is older and has gotten darker. Still blue???
    Thanks again!
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

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    Yes those are Japanese Bantams.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a little Japanese Bantam
     
  8. chicken pickin

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    Yours is a Japanese Bantam I have 3 Roosters that look just like him 2 with the same coloring.
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  9. chicken pickin

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    I believe yours is called a Grey Japanese But i could be wrong, he looks like mine and I dont know what to call mine.

    Mine came from a Black Mottled Jap hen and a Black Tailed White Jap Rooster
     
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  10. hdowden

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    they are japs
     

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