Japanese Bantam Thread!

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

  1. Sanjuanchicken

    Sanjuanchicken New Egg

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    I'm looking for either really, I want them for pets but I might show or breed them later.
    Thank you, I'll look there and please let me know of any others!
     
  2. mdewitt71

    mdewitt71 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some exotic bantam chicks, they are 5 weeks now.....
    I am not sure how many are Japonese but, I have several different colored ones, cant wait till they start develpoing thier looks.
     
  3. EyeHeartBantams

    EyeHeartBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have two Japanese; one black tailed white and one pure white. In the first picture the two smooth white ones are my Japanese; the one on the right I'm not sure if it's a Jap or not, and the one on the left is my Black Tail.


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    Below is a slightly better pic of my Black Tail with my White in the background.
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  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    If you look back a while, I posted breeders from your area.
    It may take you less time to read all the pages than for me to find my breeders list again.

    Well, give us some pictures, and we can figure it out!
    Where did they come from?
    I would like to say that the Japs are the ones with the short legs, but sadly, hatchery birds usually don't have them.
    At 5 weeks, they all should look like pullets, except the boys will have larger and pinker wattles.


    And everyone new.... [​IMG] nice to have you along!
     
  5. 2StrayRoos

    2StrayRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is mine a Japanese?
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  6. inthesticks

    inthesticks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to the breed but based on the tail & that it looks pretty close to the ground I'd say at least part JB - Beautiful none the less - here's hoping one of the experts will chime in :) they have so much knowledge it's amazing
     
  7. japman117201

    japman117201 Out Of The Brooder

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    You have a Black Tailed Buff female. Nice bird.
     
  8. 2StrayRoos

    2StrayRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you. I got her from a co-worker who I think picked her up at a auction. She has a band around her leg with NC and some numbers on it. She got her and a silkie rooster about the same time. She gave the silkie away because he was mean, and kept "Bambi" until the rest of the chickens started to pick on her. She had to keep her with her turkeys. I talked to her husband the other day and told him I thought she was a Japanese Bantam. They raise RIR, Plymouth Rocks and Buffs so I can see why she got picked on. Her chickens are huge even next to my EE's. She now stays with 3 EE bantams and 4 D'Anvers, and she is now Miss Boss[​IMG]
     
  9. igetallthechix

    igetallthechix Out Of The Brooder

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    Are these short legs?[​IMG]
    Thank you!
     
  10. bspitts

    bspitts Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, IMHO the legs are to long, the feet should barely be seen if at all
     

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