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Need Help Identifying My Tractor Supply "Assorted" Bantams

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littlegreywolf, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I bought 11 assorted, straight-run Bantams from Tractor Supply today and I seem to have 5 different types of Bantams. They just got chicks in today and by the time I made it to town, there were only 11 left (which was good, because I wanted 10 and I couldn't leave one there all alone, so I bought 11). Anyway, I need help identifying them, as of course, Tractor Supply only knows they are "assorted Bantams" and not what specific breeds, etc. Last week, I also purchased 24 Gold Sex Link pullets and 5 straight-run yellow chicks that only said "Specialty Breed" - the Tractor Supply employees did not know which of the "Specialty Breeds" they were, so I'll have to wait and see (I hope to God they're not Broilers! I just want good egg-layers). Anyway, any help at all with identifying my little Bantams would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you have the patience, wait till they are 6-8 weeks old and post photos at "what breed or gender is this." Some very knowledgeable folks will give their opinions.
     
  3. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll post more pictures later when they're older, but I want to post a few now - someone might know something. :)[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I think that DD is quite correct, you may have to wait a little while until they can be readily identified.

    More generally, the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I might post some more pictures later (if I can remember). :) lol
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  8. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, here are some new photos of my Bantam chicks. They are now 6 weeks old now. Some of them are quite photogenic. <3 I was hoping someone could help me identify the various breeds they are as well as whether they are pullets or cockerels. A few of them are very obviously cockerels.
    Bantam #1 - I suspect may be a Cochin of some kind, but I'm not sure which. It has heavily feathered feet. It's very friendly and is one of my "pets" of the group. It's the first to run over to me when I go into the coop and loves to be held and cuddled.
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    Bantam #2 - Very beautiful feathering, friendly and curious, but kind of shy. I suspect it to be possibly a Golden Seabright Bantam.
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    Bantam #3 - Sweet, friendly, likes to be held. :) All the Bantams are a little wary of the larger, standard size chicks I have (aged 7wks and 8wks) but except for the usual pecking order, they make out just fine and are not picked on badly. I'm thinking it may be a Quail Belgium Bearded d'Anver. This one does not seem to have a beard, though. I have five of these that, as day-old chicks, looked all alike, but now some of them look different than the others..
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    Bantam #4 - Another suspected Quail Belgian Bearded d'Anver (has a beard).
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    Bantam #5 - Yet another suspected Quail Belgium Bearded d'Anver.
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    Bantam #6 - One with feathered feet. I was thinking maybe a Buff Brahma? But, as with all of these, I have no idea. :)
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    Bantam #7 and #8 - I don't know what these two are, but they look just alike, probably both roosters, but I don't know. They are really friendly and want me to pick them up and hold them all the time. They would not really be still for the pictures. They were too excited that I was in the coop to give them attention.
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    He's the black one with his head up and the giant comb.
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    The black one in my lap.

    Bantam #9 - Kind of looks the same as the other two black ones, but has no wattles or comb. Maybe this one's a hen and the other two black ones were roosters? I have no idea what breed this is.
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    So that's it for now! I don't have pictures of the other two Bantams I have, because a few look so similar to each other. I'll take some more pictures later. Thank you to anyone who can help me with rooster/hen and breed identification!
     

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