Mystery Bantams!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Texpatriate, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Texpatriate

    Texpatriate Out Of The Brooder

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    Mystery Bantams! What can I say, I'm a sucker for bantams. I succumbed to temptation at Tractor Supply yesterday and bought a few of their "assorted bantams", halfway out of curiosity about what these little guys are. Anybody got any guesses?

    I got a few other bigger bantams that I'm pretty sure are either Cochins or Brahmas, but I got 3 of these little guys that were about half the size (but still about half again the size of my Serama chicks that I hatch at home). Feathered legs, grayish-blue on the back with black spots, yellow on the face and chest. Anybody recognize this breed? If they are D'Uccles, I've never seen this color before.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    They look like silver laced sebrights but have feathered legs, hmm. I was gonna guess sebrights till I caught that.

    They look like they have rose or pea combs, is that accurate?
     
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  3. Texpatriate

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    I thought sebrights at first as well, but then I saw.........feathered legs! Yes, the combs look like they'll probably be rose or pea.
     
  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Could they be a Brahma of some sort?
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Do you by any chance know what hatchery they came from?
     
  6. Texpatriate

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    They're awfully small to be brahma bantams. The one pictured weighs .7 oz according to my digital scale. One of the (suspected) Brahmas weighs .9 oz (and is much fluffier), and the Serama chick I hatched on Monday weighs .4 oz.
     
  7. Texpatriate

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    No. I asked, but they didn't know.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    they sure are cute as the dickens
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Silver Sebright. Its common for hatchery chicks to have lightly feathered shanks in breeds that aren't suppose to. It'll fall out in their first molt and not come back.
     
  10. Texpatriate

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    Interesting. I've seen the opposite before, with chicks like Marans that are supposed to have feathered legs but don't, but never seen chicks have feathered legs that aren't supposed to. First time for everything I guess!
     

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