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Is this a Bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MLGarber, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. MLGarber

    MLGarber In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    So, i'm still not sure what this little lady is. She hasn't grown much in a week and I'm wondering, (especially given that the tractor supply has apparently given me cornish rocks instead of leghorns- grrrr), if this little would-be "assorted red" is really some sort of RIR bantam. I thought at first she was a runt, or stunted... I just don't know enough about them. I'm certain time will tell, but wondered if anyone had any ideas.
    She's as cute as can be, but has always been the smallest of the group and seems smaller by comparison everyday with the other reds growing so much. I have had her for 7 days so she is atleast that old. (my profile pic is her 7 days ago, though its not a very good one)[​IMG]

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chirping

    Jul 25, 2011
    Allen Parish, LA
    Her legs do look thin/small compared to the other 2, she could be a bantam. The other 2 do not look like Cornish rocks.
  3. MLGarber

    MLGarber In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    The other 2 are some sort of red pullets. The cornish rocks is a whole other story,
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/651040/how-old-boy-girl-what-breed-pictures#post_8785079, but I feel better thinking it may be a bantam. at first i was worried she was just really sick, but she eats, drinks, and poops normally. I keep caller her "she" but, I supposed there's no guarantee she's a pullet either, given the vast number of TSC mixups I experienced in one purchase!

    She's quite tiny, so i'm really thinking she must be a bantam. sweet chicky, though
  4. soffeann1997

    soffeann1997 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    I think she is also a bantam.

  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    She looks at least a week younger than the other chicks, she could be a bantam but she could just be young and not getting as much food because so.
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    where your bigger chicks more feathered when you got them? They maybe a week older, left over from the past week's shipment.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012

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