too soon to tell breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rookie Raiser, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got 8 lil banties today from a farm supply store. some are feathered leg while some are not. i am guessing they are only a few days old, so if it is too soon to tell breed, thats ok. if u have ANY guesses to what they might be, thatd help. remember, they are bantams :) thanks!

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    this is Drifter:

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    this is Honkers:

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    this is Lightning:

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    this is Nitro:

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    this is Pipsqueak (this one is TINY!):

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    this one is Revvy:

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    and this is Scuffs:

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    any ideas would be helpful! and if i need to get different pics at different angles or if it is just too early to tell breed, just let me know! THANKS SO MUCH :)
     
  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one has the exact coloration of my full size Speckled Sussex. I guess they come in bantam too. I suspect the feather legged ones are Cochin. Drifter may be a Sultan. Just not sure on most of them.
     
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  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Daytona is a BB Red Old English Game Bantam

    Drifter, Honker, Lightning and Nitro look like Cochins. Honker is a Partridge Cochin. The others are White or Red. lol The color of the photo makes it hard to tell.

    Scuffs looks like a Cochin, too.

    Pipsqueak and Revy are probably OEGB also.
     
  4. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So should Daytona, Pip, and Revvy all be kept separate or should I even chance keeping them?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Why shouldn't you keep them? Old English are great birds, they forage well, are friendly but not really pets, decent layers and good mommas.
     
  6. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Websites just say they r aggressive
     
  7. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Old English Games are not aggressive. I have 10 that I keep with my Plymouth Rocks, Sex-Links, Buff Orpingtons, Welsummer, Easter Egger and silkies and they do not fight at all. All chickens can be aggressive. If you keep your game chicks and raise them on a proper lifestyle and good temperament with the other chicks they'll be fine.
     
  8. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! lol I'm tempted to change Daytona's name to Chipmunk cud that is what (s)he acts like :)
     
  9. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and, do u know how old either breed need to be to tell gender?
     
  10. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they? At that size you can tell the gender by wing sexing on the "chipmunk" one. :)
     

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