It's time to play again! WHAT'S THAT BREEEEED?

chickschool

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I was given 4 fertile eggs to let my silkies hatch (first time) and we ended up with these. Any guesses? They are almost 5 weeks old and I have been told that they came from a hen house of RR, Bantams and Americana's. Basically they are probably mutes which is fine with me I'd just like the education on beginning to tell them apart. Obviously I am very new to this.


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schellie69

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Bantam is a size not a breed, I would guess mix breeds since they were all in the same pen. I would guess the one with puff cheeks to be an EE the other white one I am not sure would wait to see how they feather in, the black and white one looks like a Barred rock or SLW and I agree they look small for 5 weeks mine had most of their adult feathers by that age.
 

Chris09

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Bantam is a size not a breed, I would guess mix breeds since they were all in the same pen. I would guess the one with puff cheeks to be an EE the other white one I am not sure would wait to see how they feather in, the black and white one looks like a Barred rock or SLW and I agree they look small for 5 weeks mine had most of their adult feathers by that age.

Bantam is a size not a breed,

Depends on the person you are talking to and and what they have.
There is a breed called a Rosecomb Bantam that are sometimes simply referred to as a "Bantam".
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chickschool

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I should clarify that I do know that the Bantam usually refers to the size not breed. I just don't know what the people I got the eggs from have and threw out the word. I didn't mean for it to cause any issues.
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That being said can anyone tell me what the difference is between and americana and an easter egger and how you can tell?
 

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