please help identify these 2 bantam hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by romea, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. romea

    romea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed could these two girls be?

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    i am guessing that the brown hen is a barbu d'anvers (bearded d'anvers) but i am lost regarding the black girl.

    she has a great personality and i'd love to know the breed - or breeds involved in the creation of this agile little cutie:

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  2. MyMiniFarm

    MyMiniFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    You have an absolutely beautiful Belgian d'anvers! As for your black hen I would say an old english game cross. Both adorable!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your black bird looks like a mixed breed to me. Could have some Old English Game or Japanese Bantam in her.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your black hen looks like a mixed breed, probably with some Old English Game in her. Your other hen is a Quail Belgian Bearded D'Anvers.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  6. romea

    romea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you to everybody!
    i, too, guessed (from my online research - since i know nothing, jon snow ;-)) that the little black hen is a cross and has old english game in her (rather than japanese as the latter is less common around here).
    she is a remarkable little bird and a joy to own. she's bouncy and curious and - since she reminds me of a flamenco dancer for some weird reason - i call her esmeralda.

    i was also assuming that the brown hen is a bearded d'anvers - hence her name: bardu.
    thank you for giving me the full terminology. i was wondering if belgian d'anvers = bearded d'anvers. i guess this clarifies it and means that those names are used interchangeably (?).

    for the belgian bantam lovers, here is another snapshot of her, taken this morning in our livingroom:

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    yes, you read that right. i have moved my 4 bantams inside the house. [​IMG]
    the silkies are not very happy in -16 celsius (3.2 F) and the little black hen exposes a large patch of bare skin once her crop is full. so for the next 2-3 months, they will live indoors and alternate between the livingroom during the day - fiercely guarded by my cats...

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    ... and an unheated 'sunroom' at night. (as well as outdoor adventures when the weather cooperates.)

    the rest of the flock is still inside the coop - with a radiant heater when the temps drop below -5 (23).
    spoiled chickens...
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