Japanese Bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zooinmypocket, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. zooinmypocket

    zooinmypocket Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, so long story short I am planning on starting a breeding trio of Japanese bantams, but I am not sure of whether or not my main hen and rooster I intend to use are actually Japanese bantams. I raised my main hen from 4 weeks old from a neighbor who bred Japanese and Seramas. My Rooster, I got a month ago, is from another neighbor who raised quite a few different bantams. I also am not sure of the age of him. I may let them breed to see the color combos, but in case I decided to sell some chicks I would love to know for sure. Thanks for your help!

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    My unknown hen Goldie, I'm leaning more towards Serama

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    My Rooster, Rey, along side another Japanese bantam from the same breeder who shows more breed qualities as she get older.

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    Goldie and Rey together.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    I raise Japanese bantams, and most of the birds pictured aren't one (except possibly the black and white one in the second picture). They look like Seramas. If you want a trio of Jap. bantams, I would suggest ordering them from a hatchery, and get a specific variety. People don't want to buy Japanese crosses. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2, neither the hen or the rooster has the right carriage or type for a pure Japanese anyhow. Not APA or ABA accepted colors either. Could be crosses but I agree with Bantam4Life they are likely Seramas. Very typical Serama colors also.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If they are seramas, not very good ones
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Classic shape and size for American Seramas. They tend to be a little bigger and less upright.
     
  6. zooinmypocket

    zooinmypocket Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your help.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad to help
     
  8. zooinmypocket

    zooinmypocket Out Of The Brooder

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    Reopening to get a more concrete opinion now that one in question is older. Here's a picture of the chick fully grown.

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    This one looks like a Japanese bantam to me.
     
  10. zooinmypocket

    zooinmypocket Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help.
     

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