What breed is this bantam hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rider, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. rider

    rider New Egg

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    I've searched the archives but the closest match I've found is:
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    However, my hen doesn't have any leg feathering at all.

    I've gone blue in the face trying to figure it out.


    Here's her picture:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like an old english or serama cross to me, but it could be many things.
     
  3. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is a black breasted red old english game bantam, her color is poor as it is washed out, and she is close to having a squirl tail which is a dq
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    DQ features or no, she's a cutie! [​IMG]
     
  5. eggchicken master

    eggchicken master Out Of The Brooder

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    white salmon,washington
    its not old english becouse of the tint in the ear lobes, but it looks like a serama.
     
  6. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    dutch have the tint in the ear lobes.
     
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  7. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    serama? old english? japanese?
    she is very cute whatever she is! looks like she's got some chickentude too!
     
  8. rider

    rider New Egg

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    gamebirdsonly: I did some reading on the Dutch Bantams - as far as the earlobe, here's a closeup of her head:

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    She was a little flighty when we found her, but she now comes over to us if we call her, and when we approach her, she hunches down a little, puffs out her wings, and waits to be picked up. She's active and very alert, exhibiting a bit of a regal carriage, but isn't particularly skittish.

    She's been laying about 5 eggs/week.
     
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  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    You take wonderful photos of her... very professional looking. She reminds me of my Penelope, with her regal posture. [​IMG]
     
  10. rider

    rider New Egg

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    Here's what she looked like when we found her on Jan 1 (10 weeks ago):

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    Her current weight is 20.1 oz after gorging herself.
     

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