japanese bantams

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  1. prancyhorse

    prancyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    looking to buy quality short legged japanese bantams. if you have them please email me with price and location. i live in n.c. thanks karen
     
  2. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got long legs and we're in sooooo the wrong location for posting things BUT, I'd just like to say that if you are not showing them, the long legs are just as sweet as the short legs (and their legs aren't what you'd call long anyways).

    Enjoy whatever you get, they are lovely friendly little birds but being smaller does not make the crowing any quieter !
     
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know the difference in short/long leg japanese, but we have a 2 roosters approximately 2 months old, want to either trade rooster for hen or buy some hens. In other words, we have 1 rooster to get rid of. We live in scotland neck nc. You probably want more though, huh??

    Aren't they the MOST beautiful chickens??
     
  4. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair (boy and girl) just started laying of black tailed buff japenese bantams short leg hen and medium rooster. very pretty birds! can send pictures if youd like email me.
     
  5. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a couple of long leggies

    This is RollerBall - our Rooster in waiting, he tries way too hard with the upright tail thing.
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    And this is Oven Reddy (because he was 'reddy' colored when he was a chick), our Rooster and RollerBalls Dad
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  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I do not know the difference either. I have 1 Japanese Bantam Birchen (grey) who is 14 weeks old we are giving away. We also have 9 2 week old chicks that are black and white. I am keeping the majority of the chicks, but we only have room for 1 roo, and 4 pullets max. So that means 4 will have to find another home roo or pullet. We haven't been able to sex them absolutely yet.
     
  7. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rule of thumb for long leg/short leg is that if you can't see the legs while the bird is standing normally (not crowing) then it's a short leg - they look like they are sitting down all the time. Long leg ones still have relatively short legs but they can be clearly seen when standing (as in the pictures above). Long legs don't carry the fatal short leg gene so breeding two long legs guarantees 100% long legs. Short legs have both long & short genes. Two short genes is fatal before/during hatching.
    Show standards here require the short leg gene.
     
  8. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are ours, only a few months old. The orange one was a hen and she, sadly, died. Now we just have the 2 roosters. They are white japanese black tailed bantams.
     

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