is my barred rock half bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Soot the silkie, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young barred rock who seems to have bantam in her. She is smaller than my other barred rock hen, faster, can fly, and has tail feathers like a bantam. Here are some pictures:
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    [​IMG]she is looking at the camera.
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks to me like she is just a slow developing barred rock.
     
  3. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She also has a way different personality than my other barred rock. She hates me.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks pretty normal to me. Even birds within a breed often aren't quite the same size. Barred Rock bantams are about 1/4 the size of a large fowl Barred Rock.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like normal Barred Rocks to me. Size varies even within a breed. The small one may simply be developing slower, or will always be smaller.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  7. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! But another thing is that her back between her wings is grey with no stripes... is this normal?
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    Yes, that is relatively normal for hatchery-quality birds.
     
  9. Soot the silkie

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    Ok glad to know.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     

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