Japanese Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NakedNeck, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking about raising Japanese bantams. My question is, what birds would you breed in order to get "blue"? Thank you!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You could breed black and white together, that usually results in a blue looking coloring.
     
  3. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, unless it is splash.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't think there are any 'blue' or 'splashed' colors in japanese. However, many people in my area do breed black and whites together of other breeds and get birds that look blue. I believe there may be some blue mottled japs though, if you had some of those, and bred those to black, you should get about 25% blue chicks.
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I'm truly hoping that was a sarcastic comment, because it is highly incorrect.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I'm truly hoping that was a sarcastic comment, because it is highly incorrect.

    Not at all, next time I go to the auction I'll take pics of some birds that the idiots in my area have bred white to black and gotten blue looking birds. [​IMG]
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:In the ABA Standard, which includes all the APA varieties as well, you will find 17 recognized varieties, including Black Tailed White, White, Bearded White, Black, Black Tailed Buff, Buff, Gray, Blue, Black Breasted Red, Brown Red, Mottled, Self Blue, Barred, Black Tailed Red, Wheaten, Silver Duckwing, and Silver Laced. Many of these varieties are rare to varying degrees, and Silver Laced may not exist in the U.S. at this time. Non-recognized varieties seen in the U.S. include Ginger Red, Lemon Blue, Silver Blue, Golden Duckwing, Blue Tailed White, Blue Tailed Buff, Blue Mottled, Blue Wheaten, Quail, and Crele.
     
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  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:In the ABA Standard, which includes all the APA varieties as well, you will find 17 recognized varieties, including Black Tailed White, White, Bearded White, Black, Black Tailed Buff, Buff, Gray, Blue, Black Breasted Red, Brown Red, Mottled, Self Blue, Barred, Black Tailed Red, Wheaten, Silver Duckwing, and Silver Laced. Many of these varieties are rare to varying degrees, and Silver Laced may not exist in the U.S. at this time. Non-recognized varieties seen in the U.S. include Ginger Red, Lemon Blue, Silver Blue, Golden Duckwing, Blue Tailed White, Blue Tailed Buff, Blue Mottled, Blue Wheaten, Quail, and Crele.

    Thanks for that, any idea where to find some? I don't think I have ever seen blue japs. [​IMG]
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Haven't a clue... LOL Have you contacted the JBBA for a breeders list?
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

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    Here ya go!
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