What breed is this bantam hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenCharmer, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. I was thinking OEG but I got her from Ideal which doesn't have any breeds with this patterning. She could also be Dutch, which Ideal sells in a similar variety as this, but she lays pure white eggs. Any guesses as to breed and especially variety would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. cyanne

    cyanne Songster

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    Looks like a dutch to me. Not sure on the color, though.

    Dutch have white earlobes and OEGB have red lobes. Also, dutch lay white to off-white eggs while OEGBs lay brown.
     
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  3. Dustin Biery

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    Did you pick her up at a feed/farm store, or order directly from Ideal? White lobes says not to OEGB, but pattern doesn't look right for a Dutch either. Is it possible that if you ordered directly from Ideal that they drop-shipped the birds to you?
     
  4. Ilikechickens!

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    It's a Japanese Bantam, the way it holds itself it has to be ^^
     
  5. txchickie

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    I would say japanese bantam, although the color is sure interesting!
     
  6. It's not Japanese, it doesn't normally hold itself like that. normally the tail is horizontal. Yes, it was shipped directly from Ideal, but my dad ordered them, so I don't really know. Here are the possibilities from the receipt:

    ASSORTED LIGHT PULLETS
    ASSORTED KRAIENKOPPE PULLET
    DUTCH MILLE FLEUR BANTAM ST R
    RED QUILL DUTCH BANTAM ST R

    I thought it was most likely the Red Quill Dutch, but it still seems strange... you can't really trust the receipt, though, because I got plenty orders mixed up by Ideal.

    And, cyanne, I read somewhere it was the other way around with the earlobes of Dutch and OEGB's...
     
  7. troy5775

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  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

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    Red quill dutch for sure.
     
  9. Yep, definately a Red Quill... thanks, mary!

    And troy, your pic is not of a Red Quill but of a Mille Fleur. [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone!
     

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