Mystery Bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AthamGI, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. AthamGI

    AthamGI In the Brooder

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    I bought a couple of bantis and silkie mixes from a farm. Unfortunately, all but three were killed off in a fox attack. In any case, I've found that my two mixes are Silkie/Polish, but this guy I'm not sure on. I was told by the owner that he was a pure breed, but I cannot remember the name. Take a look. He's a really funny cockerel. I'm thinking of naming him Clarence Carter, after the sex-obsessed singer, because he has a huge libido problem. [​IMG].

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  2. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Maybe, a Polish mix?
     
  3. AthamGI

    AthamGI In the Brooder

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    The Silkie mixes are from white silkies and white polish. They're also much larger than he is. The woman who bred them had two roosters and a hen of this particular breed, so I'm pretty certain that he's a pure bred.
     
  4. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Mmm...Sebright?
     
  5. AthamGI

    AthamGI In the Brooder

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    Single comb, no rose comb. Haha, keep the guesses coming! I have no clue!
     
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

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    old english game bantam i'm thinking! but i don't own any to be sure on that. good luck!
     
  7. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Chickie'sMoma :

    old english game bantam i'm thinking! but i don't own any to be sure on that. good luck!

    I like this guess!​
     

  8. AthamGI

    AthamGI In the Brooder

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  9. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    He looks to me like an old english game bantam! They come in a number of colors and his body shape looks right to me, and I have several of them. [​IMG]

    (Also, the reason he may not look exactly like photos of the breed is because he looks young to me/like he still needs some time to fill out, and he's perhaps not a show-type one but perhaps a hatchery bird or descended from hatchery birds. Just a guess, though!)
     
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  10. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
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    Quote:btw, most OEGB have dubbed combs since that is the way they have to be shown. he hasn't been dubbed before and it is not needed if you are keeping him as a pet. go to www.Feathersite.com and check some of the non-dubbed birds to be sure if it might be that!
     

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