I've come to terms with my RIR being a roo, now what about my banties?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crossgirl, May 16, 2011.

  1. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    I've got four banties and don't know their breed or gender. I'm hoping for all hens!
    This frizzle has been very motherly and nurturing to the other three banties who are three weeks younger. I assumed she was a girl but now she's getting real red in the face and comb. Maybe all that motherlyness was just a roo's natural protectiveness?? This is at 8 weeks. She has five toes and very heavy leg feathering. Is she a cochin?

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    The next three came from a girl who didn't know what breed her banties were. They were very pretty though. These are all five weeks. Here's Puddin'. he may be the world's ugliest, meanest looking chick. 5 weeks, four toes, no feathering. Comb has gotten redder here this week.

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    Puddin' again:
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    Graycie. Graycie hates having her picture taken. She has a teeny, tiny barely there flesh color comb and light leg feathering. More like leg fuzz.

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    Lastly, Holly Golightley, my little beauty.

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    and her head shot, sorry for the blurry:

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    I'm very curious if these are a breed or barnyard mutts. Give me your best guess!!
     
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
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  3. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    I'm glad you said that because I thought she looked rather like a Japanese bantam myself! I think she's beautiful. Very unchickenlike. I'm afraid you're right about Puddin'. I hope not because I would really like a barred type hen and depsite it's flighty nature, it's my son's favorite.
     
  4. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the first two look roo but need better picks of them to know for sure.
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, 5 toes + feathered legs + light skin + crest = Sultan. But most likely a frizzled Cochin cross with Sultan.

    Graycie is probably a cross. The color looks similar to a quail D'Anver.

    Puddin is probably a cross too. The build looks like a Cornish but the comb and color are all wrong for a Cornish.

    Holly does look like she might be a black tailed white Japanese or a cross.
     
  6. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    Sultan cross never occured to me. Thanks. I'm sure they're all crosses of something. Of the three banties that this girl had, one was a barred hen, very pretty. The other hen was white and black but I didn't think it had the Japanese looking tail. The rooster was a very traditional rooster color rooster if that makes any sense. It had a beautiful dark coppery head and black and green tail. None of them had leg feathering. I wish I'd paid more attention but I was in the need of emergency backup chicks to keep the frizzle company since her buddies died. I just picked out three very different chicks and didn't get to wondering til later.
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Oh yes! Sultan! How could I forget that? [​IMG] Glad you found out, though.
     
  8. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    Do sultans come in banty size? If a LF sultan crossed with a banty cochin could the offspring be small?
     
  9. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sultans don't come in bantam size, but they are a very small breed, so they are often lumped in with bantams. I got a sultan from teh bantam bin at TSC. She is much bigger than my other banties, but much smaller than my large fowl chicks. I think she will probably be about halfway between them in size when full grown. Your frizzle definitely looks like frizzle cochin crossed with something with a crest, and sultan seems to be the pretty obvious choice with the all white, pouf, and 5 toes. [​IMG]

    I think they are all girls except for your barred one. Which makes sense if she only had a barred hen. If it was purebred, then any babies it had would be sexlinked, and only boys would be barred. [​IMG]
     
  10. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    Thanks, everyone. I feel kind of stupid now. It never occured to me that she was growing a crest. I just thought she had a bad hair day due to the frizzling! I so wanted crested birds that I bought three little polish chicks a week ago. Here's a better picture of Graycie. Anyone guess what a dirt colored, graceful bird with a tiny, tiny comb and light leg feathering would be? She has four toes and the feathering is more like sideburns that feathers. Downy.

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    And here's a better head shot of Bonnie. Pullet or roo?

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