What am I??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by L&Schickens, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    This is Black Velvet, my son's favoriate little rooster right now. I know he is bantam sized, but don't know the breed. He is about 2 months old.
    Thanks!!

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  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A black Dutch maybe? Old english game would also be a possiblity but they dont get such big white ear lobes.
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I thought he was an OE until the earlobes showed up Now I don't know what he is. He came from a feed store, [​IMG] Yes, I am guilty of buying "Feed Store Poultry". It may or may not happen again. [​IMG]
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Dutch and I bet the feed store bought their chicks from Ideal Poultry.

    Matt
     
  5. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I just raed that black Dutch roosters are agressive. I hope this one does not get that way. I will not keep a mean bird. My son would be heart broken if Black Velvet turned out mean. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I can't believe that bird is two months old. It looks really well feathered out. Looking at the picture I would say it is a six month old pullet/hen. Maybe if it was standing I would say roo, but I don't see any pointed hackle or saddle feather and no sickle feathers starting in the tail either...
     
  7. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Quote:I got these little bantams the first part of April and they were MAYBE a week old, but I think even younger. They didn't have feathers in their wings yet when I got them so I think they arrived at the store and I got them the same day.
    I will get a standing picture tomorrow, but I hope "He" is a "She". That would be great! With so much more comb then the others, I thought it was a roo. The others are 2 Seabrights, bantam EE, and one bantam cochin. I also have 2 Seramas, but they are from my chickens and I hatched them in the incubator, so I know for sure what they are. I will get pictures tomorrow.
    Thanks!!
     
  8. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a single combed Black Minorca? That's the only breed I can think of. They come as bantams as well as regular sized chickens.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    that would be great to see your other pictures.

    I have heard Dutch described as little snapping turtles [​IMG]

    but I dont think that applies if you handle them alot when young.
     
  10. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Here are some more pictures of Black Velvet and the others. I lost yet another one Serama (pullet) of this group to a weasel. I don't know what to do about it, but I better figure out something soon or I will have none left.
    Anyway, here he/she is. I still say he though.

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    Velvet with Sweetie Pie (Serama cockrell)
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    My seabrights, bantam EE hen and Serama
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    look how small the Serama is compaired to teh bantam EE pullet. His sister was even smaller, I am so mad at that weasel!
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    so cute!! I love Seramas!!
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    So, do you still think Black Velvet is a hen? Is he/she a man eating Dutch?
     
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