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What Breed are my Bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6chick*start, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these 3 as 1 day old Bantams.
    They are 3 weeks today.

    A silkie? Black legs and beak, 5 toes and getting ruffly.
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    Has sand on beak but it is all black. And is much creamier/buff colored than these pics.
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    Could this be a cochin? She is very tiny and is a bright yellow where the pics looks white.
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    This one I have no clue ...
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    I have a feeling only the tiny yellow and black one is a girl.
    The fluff on the silkie's head seems narrowed already rather than rounded.

    Thank you ...
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep, I'd say that the first one is a Buff or Partridge Silkie.
    The second one, probably a Cochin...
    The third, maybe a Brahma??

    As far as gender, Silkies are impossible to tell at 3 weeks. Wait til it's about 4-5 months -- then you can tell gender. The other two look like pullets so far, but then again they're only 3 weeks, so it could go either way right now.

    But they're all very adorable.
     
  3. zeely

    zeely Out Of The Brooder

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    buff silkie, probably mottled cochin and a dark brahma.
     
  4. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmm, then I am confused.
    I thought Bantams breeds were all on the small side ??
    Just looked up Brahmas and they are huge ... Up to 14 lbs!
    It *is* the largest and most vocal of the 3.
    How sure are you?
    Thanks again
     
  5. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6chick*start :

    Hmm, then I am confused.
    I thought Bantams breeds were all on the small side ??
    Just looked up Brahmas and they are huge ... Up to 14 lbs!
    It *is* the largest and most vocal of the 3.
    How sure are you?
    Thanks again

    Brahmas do come in bantam from what I just looked up. A lot of breeds come in both standard and bantam.​
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a bantam dark brahma to me. They definitely come in bantam. [​IMG] Your cochin may be silver laced or mottled. I had one that looked like that that I was told was mottled, but he ended up being silver laced and quite beautiful. Possum got him unfortunately. [​IMG]
     

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