Firzzle? Bantam? Who knows?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vickichicki, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted pics of my recent chicks for identifying. This guy was one of the generic looking black and yellow spots with no definite confirmation on breed. He was from a bantam bin, however at 2 weeks old he towers over all the other bantams I have. I am thinking there was a stray chick in the bin.
    Also noticed his feathers are really messy looking. Hard to tell in the pictures, but most of his feathers are upturned. He looks like he could do with a brush.
    Any suggestions on confirming this and then another shot at breed?
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    [​IMG] Size comparison with another chick we got at the same time.

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  2. Chickenclucker

    Chickenclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that little guy looks huuuge compared to the other. I am no pro so dont take my word but I dont think it looks frizzle because the wing feathers look normal. I think it might look like that because its losing its fuzz. I guess time will tell I would love to see a picture of it at a later point in time. Or when you figure out what it is
     
  3. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He doesn't look like our Bantam Frizzle. It is really obvious she's a frizzle, all her feathers curl out. I wonder if it could just be a cochin? I don't know if Bantam Cochins tend to be bigger than other bantams, but we have one I got out of the bantam bin that is also bigger than the other bantys we have.

    Here's nugget with another bantam that is the same age (see how much bigger he is?):

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    Here is our frizzle, for comparison:
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  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the wings look a little up turned at the ends which would make it a frizzled. frizzles come in varying degrees from almost not being to curly Q's
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Its a barred Cochin, and it doesn't look frizzled to me. When I was breeding Cochins, most of the chicks had the same messy feathers as yours. Cochins are SUPER fluffy, so I think they just look ragged until all that fluff settles in where it should. All of my frizzles were obvious as soon as their little wing feathers started coming in, and my frizzles were very "soft" not extremely curled....
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    when you enlarge the first picture you can see the ends lifting up a little bit
     
  7. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly the picture I took do not do the feathers justice. All of the feathers do curl up on the ends.

    I did however google Barred Cochin found a picture pretty close to my guy on Feathersite looks good. Thanks for that howfunky!

    Guess I shall wait a while to see how the feather end up lying.

    Can not wait!
     
  8. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also thanks to everyone who took the time to reply!

    You guys rock
     
  9. Chickenclucker

    Chickenclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As for the third picture the other chick in it looks like mine...someone told me it is an old english game bantam. Is that what yours is?
     
  10. vickichicki

    vickichicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe so. Cackle hatchery has some great pictures for OEGB chicks. I think mine will be silver duckwing. Really pretty birds.
     

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