Trying to Breed the Perfect Bantam Mutt

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DrinkTheRainbow, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Questions:

    1) What breeds are in the top 10 smallest that does not have feathered feet?

    2) What breeds have the most color in one bird that does not have feathered feet?

    3) What breed is a bantam that has the most egg lay in a year and does not have feathered feet?

    4) What breeds will go broody and does not have feathered feet?

    5) What breed has a moderate to large tail and does not have feathered feet?

    5) What breeds have unusual skin color and do not have feathered feet?

    6) What breeds have unusual egg color and do not have feathered feet?

    7) What breeds have short legs and do not have feathered feet and the lethal gene?

    8) What breed is docile and curious?

    9) What breed does not breed true color and is not hard to breed?

    10) What breed can fly long and high?

    11) What breed forages best?

    12) What breed is very protective of their flock or hens?

    13) What breed is fast growing and can breed at a young age?

    14) What breed is not territorial?

    15) What breed will not have many lethal genes?

    16) What breed does not have single comb or any large sticking out comb that will develop frostbite?

    17) What breed has oddities like multiples spurs, 5+ toes, crests, frizzled feathers, silkied feathers, rumpless, and fan tails *See link: Hand-fantail Ma Lai Bantams
     
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  2. silkieroo

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  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are the perfect bantam mutts! They're a mixture of Serama and Old English Game bantam, Serama and d'Uccle, and Serama, OEGB and d'Uccle. The d'Uccle mixes did not come out with much in the way of foot feathering. One has none (but does have the muff), the other three have just a whisp or two of feather on their feet. Oddly enough, one of the mixes has a bit of foot feathering but no muff (she has wattles).

    They're perfect because they're our pets, and we raised the original five from day old chicks given to us by a friend, and then raised the other five as the second generation of our original flock.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=32217-our-chickens
     
  4. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! When I say "lethal gene" I mean like Japanese Bantams. When they breed their chicks could die because of a "lethal gene" that comes with a short legged gene.

    2) What breeds have the most color in one bird that does not have feathered feet?

    I mean that the bird has many colors like differing colors of hackles, saddle, wings, tails, and those other parts that have feathers.

    9) What breed does not breed true color and is not hard to breed?

    Serama, it doesn't breed true color but it is hard to breed because of some sizes.

    13) What breed is fast growing and can breed at a young age?

    Fast maturer.

    14) What breed is not territorial?

    Does not have an area that one cannot approach into that won't get attacked.

    15) What breed will not have many lethal genes?

    No lethal genes like above.
     
  5. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very beautiful elmo! [​IMG]
     
  6. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok in that case...

    2. probably OEGB & modern games

    13. probably again OEGB

    14. Well any roo can be mean and if they see you as a predator they will protect there girls... if its a good roo

    In case you havent geussed it I'm very partial to OEGBs and modern games! [​IMG]

    And i don't have much excperience with the lethal gene thing.
     
  7. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OEGB's and Modern Games are very pretty and I can see they are good so they are in the pool!
     
  8. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anymore suggestions for the Perfect Bantam Mutt?
     

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