Picking Bantam chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amgreen1980, May 9, 2011.

  1. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so we had one bantam chick given to us, who is now with our 6 other chickies. I am going to get Mabel ( the bald eagle chick:lol:) a few friends tomorrow. Question is, last time I was there, they just had one bucket that was full of all different colors and Im assuming breeds of bantams. Is there a type or color in particular I should look for? As in, a more desirable breed?

    Here is Mabel... Not that they have to be the same kind, but I guess what Im asking is what is your favorite bantam and what would they look like as a chick? [​IMG]


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  2. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite bantam breed is the silkie, they are the most friendly, docile, and sweet chickens! They have black skin, feathered legs, a walnut comb, and fluffy feathers that look like fur! Let me see if I can find a pic of them as an adult and baby.
     
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  3. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my favorites is the cochin bantams...they are the calmest and sweetest chickens I own!


    Here are some pics!!

    My barred cochins
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    And my red cochin...
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  4. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Mabel is a cochin. The silkie is SO cute! I just watched a video on about a silkie last night. It is kind of long, but a sweet story!
     
  5. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Bantams are small, take the whole tub home.
     
  6. Mentzer6

    Mentzer6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mabel looks like a cochin bantam and is a cutie! I like the cochins, they come in lots of colors and who can resist those feathery legs? Cochins have really feathered legs, Silkie's will have dark skin, feathered legs and 5 toes. I guess I would have to say my favorite bantams are Cochins, Silkies and Mille Fleurs. I just love the color on the Mille Fleurs! Hope you get some neat ones, part of the fun is not knowing what you will find! [​IMG]
     
  7. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I SO want to! I told dh I planned on getting 2, but that makes 9 chickens total, and you know, you HAVE to have an even number! LOL Truthfully, he doesn't even look at them, I might be able to get away with 6 or 7! [​IMG]
     
  8. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a pair of cochins/a oegb roo /2 silkies/blue polish and they are all pretty docil sweet birds my cochin hen is so sweet and docil and is prob my fav out of all of them i have a few more banties but these are the most docil
     
  9. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Agree With The Others, I Love My Cochin Banty's , They Are Beautiful And Friendly, Get Broody Too, 1/2 Of My Flock Has Gone To Setting.. They Come In So Many Colors Too..

    Like Some One Else Said Take The Whole Lot Of Them.. Hahaha
     

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