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Exchequer Leghorns in Bantam? (found pictures of KS)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by L&Schickens, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Do these come in bantam and if so who has them?
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    why not just get an ancona?
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    Yes they do come in bantam, but I'm sorry, I don't know of any breeders in this country.
     
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Quote:That is what I thought. It is the "In this country" I was worried about.


    Do anconas come in bantam? They might work. [​IMG]
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    Though I live here now I am not familiar enough with US birds to be of much help. They have both exchequer Leghorns & Anconas in bantam in UK. I'd be surprised if they didn't have both here. Even so Leghorns are not large birds & there are quite a few people here in US who breed exchequers. It might be an idea to ask someone here who has the large fowl or even consider trying the large fowl yourself.
    Good luck; they're nice birds.
     
  6. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I will try and find some in both sizes if I can.
    I am going to try and improve the Kentucky Specks gene pool with them. The KS is so inbred they have a lot of problems. I am getting some chicks tomorrow, and if they survive long enough, I would like to try crossing them with something similar to help out their gene pool. [​IMG]
     
  7. http://www.shadylanepoultry.com/bantams.html

    This guy has them although I don't think he has any for sale this year.

    Haha scratch that I just realized that you were talking about exchequer leghorn bantams not kentucky specks. I had my moment for the day. [​IMG]

    Although he may have a different line than you?
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

  8. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    Do you have any pictures of Kentucky Specks? I've never even heard of them before, but I worked extensively with genetics of exchequer & mottled birds back in Britain & might have a few ideas, if it would help.
     
  10. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    These are the only pictures I have right now. They are bantam sized and have been around for over 200 years, but are very rare.
    They are single combed or rose combed and are white with black and bronze/brown spots.

    [​IMG]

    I can't find the pictures I had on my computer, so I took one off the Shady Lane Bantam site. I have yet to find any good pictures of them on line. [​IMG]
     

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