SLW : Could I have a banty?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KristyAz, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Ideal SLW. She will be a year old in February. She hasn't started laying yet, which seems very late to me. Plus she is smaller than my BLRW (not from Ideal)

    Are there banty SLW? How could I determine if that is what I have?

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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    There are bantam slw but I don't know how to tell. I guess size. I don't know. Shes a year old and isn't laying yet? That's odd.
     
  3. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she is a year old?? Her comb doesn't even make her look like 7 months to me... [​IMG]
     
  4. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, quite sure. I bought her as a chick a few days old. She does have a rose comb.

    ETA: Her legs are small (thin) compared to the BLRW as well.
     
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  5. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a standard breed. bantans are much smaller birds. she appears to be what I would call a cull bird. sorry
     
  6. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I would agree some would cull her. She honks, she has a very slight crossed beak, she hasn't layed an egg yet, and she is smallish.

    But. . .I'm not looking to show her. She is spunky, brave, and cute. She isn't suffering at all, so I will keep her. I just like to know what I've got. :) . . . Which appears to be a sort of "special" hen.
     
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  7. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    special, as long as u enjoy her why not....good luck with her and happy days.
     

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