Little Blues?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cock-L-Doodle Garoo, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Cock-L-Doodle Garoo

    Cock-L-Doodle Garoo In the Brooder

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    I bought this pair a couple of months ago at a bird sale. The guy said they were "Little Blues". Some kind of Lemon Blue deveant I guess. They have a very small body with extremely long legs for their size. I just thought they were too cool and had to have them. Has anybody heard of these before? Is this a common breed? I made them their own pen and they have been doing good. In fact the hen just hatched-out this morning.
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  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    They're Lemon Blue Modern Game Bantams. Lemon Blue is a colour variety not a breed. In this case the breed is Modern Game Bantam & Lemon Blue the colour.
     
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  3. Cock-L-Doodle Garoo

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    OK... NYRED why is there body style with the long legs so different then the other Lemon Blue Modern Game Bantams I have here? I appreciate your expertize.
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  4. blueoval1

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    Quote:That is a pic is of and Old English Game Bantam not a Modern Game Bantam. And he is not lemon blue.
     
  5. NYREDS

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    Quote:That is a pic is of and Old English Game Bantam not a Modern Game Bantam. And he is not lemon blue.

    What he said.
    In the first place for him to be a Lemon Blue he'd need to be blue [gray if you will].
    In the second place the defining breed characteristic for Modern Games is the long legs.
    The bird in your second picture is an Old English Game Bantam. Colour is either a Brown Red with too bright a hackle or Black Breasted Red with too dark a saddle.
     
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  6. flyingmonkeypoop

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    Quote:That is a pic is of and Old English Game Bantam not a Modern Game Bantam. And he is not lemon blue.

    What he said.
    In the first place for him to be a Lemon Blue he'd need to be blue [gray if you will].
    In the second place the defining breed characteristic for Modern Games is the long legs.
    The bird in your second picture is an Old English Game Bantam. Colour is either a Brown Red with too bright a hackle or Black Breasted Red with too dark a saddle.

    Yep, I think maybe a brown red, I think I see breast lacing.
     
  7. Cock-L-Doodle Garoo

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    OK... Thanks for straightening that out for me.
    What about the hen shown? She's got that "blue"(gray) color.
    Would that be a Lemon Blue?
     
  8. NYREDS

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    Quote:Yes
     

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