Japanese Bantam chick doesn't look like online pics...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SusanPC, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. SusanPC

    SusanPC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Gray (or black?) Japanese Bantam Chick doesn't seem to look like other chick photos I see online of Japanese Bantam chicks. He/She is very "smooth" feathered instead of as fluffy as my other chicks which are all different breeds. I got them all from a local chicken breeder, so I am just wondering if he/she looks like a "normal" Japanese Bantam or if there's a possibility of some breed mixture? Here is a photo at what should be one week old. He/she is now a little over two weeks and I can post an updated pic when I get home if needed since there is a lot more feathering. I think it's the coloration that's getting me confused - it's so uniform. Also, those are definitely long legs for a Japanese Bantam. The best term I can use for how he/she looks is "slick". Thanks for your help.

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  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    He/She doesn't look diffrent from some Japanese chick photos I have seen. Maybe you should post an updated photo, it might help.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, not all Japanese Bantams will have the ideal short legs. A percentage will have normal length legs.
     
  4. SusanPC

    SusanPC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some new pics. About 2 1/2 weeks old. We love our little Tokyo. A very pretty chick.

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It looks like a long-legged Japanese.
     
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  8. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like mine did. Already has the high tail set too.;)
     
  9. SusanPC

    SusanPC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. Glad to hear she looks like Japanese Bantam chick. She/he is such a cutie. I have never had this breed, so am excited to see how things develop.
     

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