Need help identifying my 2 bantams' breed(s)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erinarch, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. erinarch

    erinarch New Egg

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    These are my bantam rooster & hen, which I rescued from a farm, but I wasn't told what breed(s) they are. I don't even know how old they are. I was looking for bantam chicks, but they said they only had these 2 and the hen hadn't been doing well since being moved into general population so I took these guys as adults :)
    I'm especially curious because the hen is broody with a full nest of eggs at the moment.

    Any idea? Any help much appreciated!

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are mixes. Possibly d'uccle and silkie.
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
    I did LOL at them a bit though I must admit. Those little crests made me smile.
    What fun if she hatches some out that will be a real treat!
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like Silkie crosses to me
     
  5. erinarch

    erinarch New Egg

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    Wow I never would have guessed. They don't have the fluffy legs or anything, but I figured they were a mix of some sort. Thanks!
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "silkie" feathering gene is recessive. You lose it in the first cross. They'll have to be at least 3/4 Silkie blood to get the "silkie" feathering.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  8. erinarch

    erinarch New Egg

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    Got our hatchlings! [​IMG]

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  9. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww. Their chicks are adorable, and fun colored. The parents look like silkie/japaneses to me.
     
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