Guess what Breed my Roos is!?!?! (try 2)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantyHugger, May 3, 2011.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Ok so i got these chicks a the first week of April. The Rooster was a week older than the other chicks then and was bigger than them. I posted pics on here and because of the white one the bottom of his feet everyone agreed he was an Australorp. Well now its may and the hens are bigger than he is (Compare feet size in the last photo). He is a banty it seems but what breed?!?! I get this feeling that i got the smallest breed -.- he has 5 full sized ladies to care for! is this going to work? Should i find some little ladies for him?



    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Oh he came from Ideal poultry if that helps anyone. So did the hens.
  3. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
  4. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    Dugald , Manitoba
    [​IMG] Nice I think its a Serama rooster .
  5. Laurelm

    Laurelm Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    San Diego County
    Hi - Serama generally have yellow legs and feet and Ideal or any other hatchery that I know of does not sell seramas. Maybe an OEGB.
  6. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    the OEGB suggestion looks promising. Ideal does sell OEGB. If he was a standard OEGB would he be this size? or is He for sure a banty?
  7. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    BUMP - Can anyone second these guesses at all?
  8. kickenChickens

    kickenChickens In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    Black Jap maybe???

    I've got one of my BTB Japs in with my LF egg layers and he's doin just fine!
    Last edited: May 5, 2011


    Mar 2, 2011
    The black legs, the single comb and the black beak all say it's not a Black Japenese. Japenese Bantams have yellow legs and a yellow beak. I believe what we have here is a Black Old English Game Bantam. I have found several sites about OEG but very few about this variety. Ideal sells them as well as several other OEG Bantam varities. I found the pictures below and think once you see them you will agree.
    Fear not, however, this particular breed is an excellent choice for a backyard chicken. They are Friendly, Easily handled ,Calm, and bear confinement well. They have also been described as a very docile breed and children friendly. The breed is a fair producer of eggs but also a VERY broody breed. Hens make great setters and mothers. They are so hardy that they can survive almost any climate and will bring you lots of enjoyment over the years. This particular breed lives on average 25% longer than other free-range bantams because of their speed alone. They make a great addition to any flock!

    Here are some pictures I found:

    The Adult Rooster:

    The Adult Hen:

    The Black OEG chick (did he look like this?):

    I understand that I could be wrong and if anyone agrees with or disagrees with me please correct ant mistake I made. We can only learn from eachother.

    Glad to Be of Help To a Fellow Chicken Lover!

    Timothy in KY [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  10. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    If he had a rose comb, I'd say rose comb. But -- and I can't quite tell from the pic -- it doesn't look like a rose comb, so that leaves Old English.

    Can you take a better pic of his comb?

    Before I finished reading your post, it was obvious he was a little banty. He is not Japanese and is not a Serama.

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