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Is this a full bred Japanese Bantam??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jimmybigboss, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. jimmybigboss

    jimmybigboss Out Of The Brooder

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  2. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, no. Firstly, he looks to be a little out of proportion for a Japanese (hard to tell from your photo), and secondly he is not a recognized color. I have raised black-tailed white Japs in the past and yours is more of a columbian with some extra black throughout. My guess is 50%, maybe crossed with a silver dutch? I can't tell how long his shanks are. That might give you a hint as well.
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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    He could be a hatchery quality Japanese, I've seen quite a few that looked very similar.
     
  4. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quite right howfunkyisurchicken, I forget that that there are a pretty good number of hatcheries with Japanese these days.
     
  5. jimmybigboss

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    Some backyard breeder,awh well, its a pity because hes a cool lil cockeral
     
  6. Anna Rosie

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    I don't think so. I have seen a fair amount of Japanese, and his tail doesn't look like it's held high enough. Cool coloring though, but not a recognized color.
     
  7. Anna Rosie

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    It probably is just the way his head is down that makes his tail not look high enough, but I agree with WyandotteIndeed, the color is off.
     
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  9. jimmybigboss

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    The only thing is the colour, so i guess hes no good for breeding?
     
  10. Anna Rosie

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    The color isn't a recognized color. So for breeding, you would need a recognized color. Sorry. You could try breeding, or try a breeding project and see what you get though.
     

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