Nankin Cockerels F/S in N.E. Massachusetts

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  1. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several single-comb Nankin bantam cockerels for sale that may be breeding-quality. They don't have their mature/adult plumage yet, but show promise and good conformation. At the very least, they make super pets -- sweet natured and easily get used to being handled.

    Nankins are true bantams, with origins in Malaysia. They are slightly larger than an OEGB. As adults the males have rich chestnut-red-brown hackles and saddles, irridescent black-green tails and a smooth chestnut-reddish-brown body feathering. Females are a soft buff to red-buff color with the black-green tails. Legs/shanks are slate or white (either is considered "acceptable"). Combs can be single or rose. I don't have photos of the babies, but I have a photo of some of my adults birds if anyone wants to see what Nankins look like.

    The boys are about 14 wks old right now -- they're at what I call the "peep-a-doodle" stage where they're still peeping but they make adolescent "squawks" and they crow too. [​IMG]

    $6 apiece or $15 for all 3 together.

    Sorry, no females available right now.

    PM if interested.
     
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  2. Birchwood

    Birchwood Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are you in Mass?
     
  3. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm in Salem.
     
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  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any pics?
     
  5. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't have any of the chicks, but here is a photo of two of my adult Nankins. The cockerels will look like the roo in the photo (their grandfather).

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TO bad you couldnt throw in a pullet [​IMG] .
     
  7. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah. [​IMG] This year's hatches were heavy on cockerels, like 5:1 [​IMG], and I need to keep the few pullets to build my breeding stock. I have two broodies on clutches of eggs though, and they're due to hatch in a week. Of course I won't know sexes for a few weeks beyond that, but maybe I'll get more pullets this time.

    Next spring, definitely.
     
  8. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, anyone who would like a cockerel now will be first-dibs in line when I do get pullets in an upcoming hatch. There WILL be females sooner or later. Just not right now! [​IMG]
     

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