Mystery Bantams-I'd love some suggestions! **Pics**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sparrow, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted about my new Bantys before, but now I have pics to help you guys identify them for me! The pics aren't great because they're fairly hyperactive, but I think they will help.

    The Black-Grey duo:

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    The Gold or Buff one:

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  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to add, all of these guys have a single straight comb, and no feathers on the legs. The gold one is calmer than the blackish ones.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Do you know if the chicks came from a hatchery, and if so - which one? [​IMG] They could be bantam rocks, two barred and one buff.
     
  4. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do know they came from a hatchery, but the guys at TSC couldn't remember which one they came from. *-* I'm going to call them today and talk to the person who supposedly handles the chick orders to find out for sure. Thanks for the suggestion! I will have to see what the Rock bantys look like as adults online, I have a regular size White Rock roo that is 4 1/2 weeks old now and I love him, he is so sweet! [​IMG]

    **Actually I just calle them to ask about the hatchery, and either the guy didn't have a clue how to find out where they came from...or he was very reluctant to tell me which one it was. He wouldn't even check, so that diagnostic option is out. [​IMG] **
     
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  5. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    Make sure they're bantams!
    I had never had bantams before, so when I picked some out from the bin marked assorted bantams at TSC, I had no clue there wasn't a single bantam in that bin. About a week later I noticed they seemed too big, so I contacted the hatchery that supplied TSC and they informed me that most TSCs, including the one I had purchased my chicks from, received the standard assortment, not the bantam assortment.
    I explained the mistake to TSC, and though you can't return chicks, they happily gave me a full refund.
    They sure are cute, by the way!
     
  6. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I had no idea they got their orders switched!! I purchased mine from a TSC in Olathe, Kansas. I wonder if mine could turn out full sized?

    They seem pretty tiny, though, for being over a week old, close to a week and a half. The black ones look the size that they do in real life in their photo, the pic of the gold one is a bit distorted and he looks kinda big, but he is really the same size as the black ones. He is just a little chubbier. Do they look the right size for being 1 1/2 week old Bantys to you guys?

    Thanks for the compliment on them, though! I think they're adorable, they behave so much more gently than my large breed chicks. I got used to the rambunctious big guys, now I have to switch gears between the two sets. [​IMG]
     

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