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question for someone that raises black tailed Japanese bantams

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nchls school, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    My wife ordered me 6 black tailed white Japanese bantam eggs that were supposed to be from show stock. The eggs were ruined in shipping. The breeder contacted us asking if any eggs had hatched. My wife explained what had happened. Then, surprise, a dozen eggs were delivered at no cost. Five of these eggs have hatred and four healthy chicks are now a week old.

    My question-Two of the chicks have black wing and tail feathers coming in. The other two have white wing and tail feathers coming in. All the chicks are supposed to be black tailed but…? Am I right in thinking these two are not black tail and are another variety?
    I think my wife misunderstood the breeders e-mail and that he sent a variety of Japanese eggs. Either way I am happy getting the four nice chicks.
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Or it could be a juvenile feathering thing and they will get the proper color with their adult feathers? I don't know much about this variety. Why not contact the breeder and ask while thanking him/her so much for sending the new eggs. Tell the breeder how much you like the chicks. Keep the lines of communication open so you can get more chicks next year, if you want. Does one need all white and proper black tailed Japs in order to breed proper Baclk Tailed Japs? That's an interesting question.
    Best Success,
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    We did contact the breeder to say thank you and to let him know what had hatched. Black is starting to appear where there was none before. Thank you for your response.

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