What breed is this white with grayish highlights bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snorie797, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. snorie797

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    Can anybody tell me what breed this bantam is? It's yellow/white with gray tones on his head, back, and wings. And he has blackish/grayish feet. Thanks!

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    How many toes?
     
  3. snorie797

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    It has 4 toes. 3 large main toes. And 1 smaller toe closer to the back of his foot.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    OK - silkies have black feet but 5 toes.

    Hmm...gray feet then. 4 toes:
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
    Henderson's chicken chart

    Look at the shank color (slate maybe?). If you narrow it down, I know that McMurray Hatchery has chick pics that you can click on for all the breeds they sell.

    If it is a cross that won't help.

    Honestly I don't know because with the Easter Eggers they can be all kinds of colors. So if you have no idea best to wait?? Unless someone can nail it for you! [​IMG]

    But it sounds like it is clean-legged (not feather footed).
     
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  5. snorie797

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    It's definitely not a cross. I bought it from ideal poultry, part of a bantam special. It's a clean legged chick. Bantams are just hard to figure out sometimes.
     
  6. snorie797

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    I did my research and my little Fred (that what i named him) is a silver spangled hamburg. :)
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh how wonderful! They are fliers, I have heard. I have thought about trying that breed before. He is a cute chickie.
     
  8. Neat birds. I have a trio of Citron Spangled Hamburgs. Super small and elegant birds, with quiet personalities and bright coloring. I like the name Fred. [​IMG]
     

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