HELP Grandpa Chickens were......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GPN, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    My family started talking bout chickens Grandpa had years ago. The said banarkers? Can some one help me, tell what breed they are from and where I can get some now! They were black, small, white egg layers and weathered winter in alabama well years ago!
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they are black leghorns. I do not know where you can get them. Ideal sells a barred leghorn that is suppose to be a good egg layer.

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  3. simba49450

    simba49450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i looked up the term that your grandpa used and no search was available which means it was some word he made up. also the black, barred,brown,blue,pile,lavender leghorn originate in holland and in the uk you have to be a member of that club, if you do a search you will find it. bear in mind the prices maybe so high that they wont post the prices on the site. i dont know if you join what the price is. but i did the search and that is what i have found. if you intend on buying them be prepared to pay a hefty price for them. they were accepted in the APA, but the way they get the color combos is a lot of mixed breeding in order to get the spacific color. i figured you should know
     
  4. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Show Grandpa Feathersite and let him look at all the chickens, maybe he will recognize them!!
     
  5. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    Possibly black D'Anvers? They are a true bantam and lay white eggs. The breed is from Belgium and not a common one, but that's the only one I can think of that sounds sorta like "banakers".

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  6. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    Hey Thanks so much, some said to show grandpa the other site, I wish I could grandpa has been gone for years and My aunts are the ones talking to me. Another Aunt said Grandma liked bantys so more than likey the D'Anvers that HAWKE was talking about and so I am off looking now , but thanks so much!
     
  7. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

    Aug 6, 2008
    Snead, Alabama
    Hey y'all I finally found the grandpa's chickens we think Black Minorcas. Momma was telling me she thought they were in McMurray catalog and got to looking on their site and there they were, come to find out she has a rooster and 3 hens! Yeah!!!!

    GPN

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