What breed is this bantam hen??

ChickenCharmer

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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.

 

cyanne

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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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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?
 

ChickenCharmer

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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...
 

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