What breed is my bantam hen? Having second guesses...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pineapple416, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue bantam hen, named Button, is 11 months old, and I am wondering why her comb small and undeveloped, and it has always been this way. It almost looks like a pea comb to me. I thought she was a Belgian bearded d'anvers, but this breed appears to have large, noticeable rose combs. I am pretty sure she laid eggs last spring. Do you think she just needs more time to develope or is she a different breed? Could this also be because of the cold weather?
    Thanks everybody!

    Here's some pictures of her...

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    Here she is as a chick

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    Button as an pullet

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    A close up of her comb
     
  2. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Blue Ameraucana(or easter egger) is my guess.
    What color is her egg... blue/green or pinkish?
     
  3. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a smart guess, I hadn't thought about that yet! I thought she layer light brown eggs, but they could have been another hens eggs.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She looks like an Easter egger to me, but not particularly bantam. How big is she? A bantam hen would be under 2lbs.


    Her comb does look under developed, not sure why. You might try confining her to see if she's laying.
     
  5. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is definitely a bantam, two pounds or less. None of our hens our laying, but once the weather warms up I might try that. Thank you both for the help.
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking Easter Egger, too, but then I saw slate legs? [​IMG] Sure looks like an Ameraucana to me, but I could very well be wrong. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I'd say an Easter Egger or an Ameraucana... By the way she's VERY beautiful![​IMG]
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think she is a lovely EE hen. I can't tell what color her legs are from the picture, even when I enlarged it. Old eyes aren't as sharp despite cataract surgery. Would you know if her
    comb was ever injured or she suffered an attack? It looks like that to me rather than being undeveloped.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably an Easter Egger bantam, though I suppose she could be a purebred Blue Ameraucana. Beautiful bird!
     
  10. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I don't think that she has been attacked by anything, I'm sure I would have noticed. She has slate colored legs. I might try to get some better pictures of her today.
     

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