Japanese Bantam Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenrandomness, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    The BTW are supposed to have white lacing on the tail feathers.On the hen they should be on the smaller outer tail feathers, and on the to enter tall feathers. On the roosters, they should have lacing on the sickles. The best is a very thin line around the edge without mossiness in the body of the feather itself.

    follow this link: http://books.google.com/books?id=rAYYAQAAIAAJ&q=japanese+bantam#v=snippet&q=japanese bantam&f=false

    and go to pages 306 and 307 While these are an artists rendition of the standard, they are representative of what is best. With the exception being that as shown, the female would have the top 4 feathers edged in white, and the standard say top two feathers. (not the top two feathers on each side) Also above and below these pictures, is the standard description of the Japanese. This is available through the google books as a 1915 edition of the Standard of Perfection. Everyone should go here and read up on the description and color description if it is available. Some colors were not approved that long ago.
     
  2. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Jen.I just noticed my hen has white legs and my rooster has BRIGHT yellow legs.
     
  3. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the best but what do you think?
     
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  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    2011 Bantam standard: Black tailed White: legs, yellow.

    Nice birds, good luck!
     
  5. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some more pics.


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  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Well, the legs are long and the tail is carried too far forward. Nice big comb. How about the length of leg on the hen?
     
  7. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know let me check.
     
  8. VannahRAe

    VannahRAe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you proud Japanese Bantam parents listen up! There's a contest going on for the prettiest Japanese bantam. Do you think your chicken has what it takes? Enter now to find out.
     
  9. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Can you post a link? I couldn't find it.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The Standard calls for the tail to be carried "forward of the perpendicular as to almost touch the back of the head".

    His legs are much too long.

    As to the hen's white legs, a yellow legged female will often lose leg colour while in production. If she's laying regularly that may account for the white legs.
     

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