Is she a Dutch Bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by reddichicken, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. reddichicken

    reddichicken New Egg

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    We rescued this hen a couple weeks ago. I think she's a Dutch Bantam based on her looks, but I'm not completely sure. She's very small, has white ear lobes, and orangish yellow legs. Also, she flies extremely well and likes to roost in trees. Last night, she roosted in our oak tree about 20 feet up. She's very quiet but defends herself well from our other hens when they try to pick on her. After a few days, they left her alone.

    I would appreciate the opinion of any Dutch Bantam experts out there. Please let me know what you think. Thanks![​IMG]

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's not a Dutch Bantam. Dutch bantams have blue legs, white earlobes (your birds earlobe is actually red-- what you think is the earlobe is actually the feathers covering the ear, not the earlobe). My guess is that she's an Old English Game mix. Even if she's not a Dutch Bantam, she is a pretty little bird!
     

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