What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bocktobery 10, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Songster

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    A week ago, a friend of mine surprised and gifted me with this beautiful little hen. She herself did not have much background information on her but she told me she hatched sometime this summer. She got her in a group of production chickens from someone else a few weeks ago but she doesn’t know anything else about her.

    So this hen is tiny. Just a little bit larger than my Seramas. She doesn’t mind being held but isn’t keen on being picked up- skittish, will run away from me. Her feet and beak are almost white (light in color). She looks very much like my Speckled Sussex hen I used to have only she’s small and has a light toasted color brown chest as opposed to the darker brown on her back. She looks to me to be an Olandsk Dwarf Hen, but I heard they are really rare, so I’m not sure.

    I’d be delighted to hear what you think what she might be.
     
  2. Red original

    Red original In the Brooder

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    I think pretty certain that's a Soangled Old English Game bantam pullet. Size leg color eye color beak. Not bad little heavy in the white Genome.
     
  3. AsaDotJava

    AsaDotJava Songster

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    I'm no expert, but my first thought was Spangled. Gorgeous bird!
     
  4. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Songster

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    COOL! Thanks!

    Are Old English Bantams serama sized? She’s just a tad larger than my Seramas. I have no knowledge about whatever she is... would she do better with my Seramas or my standard sized flock? I freerange the standard sized chickens.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Spangled Old English Game bantam
     
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  6. AsaDotJava

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    I'm pretty sure Seramas are some of the smallest bantams, so everything is larger than they are :lau I would keep her with a bantam flock.
     
  7. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    I'd agree that she's a Spangled OEGB hen. She looks adorable btw.
     
  8. Bocktobery 10

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    Lol..yeah, for sure. I wasn’t thinking on that one. What I meant to say is that I thought bantams are somewhat sized in the middle between a serama and a standard sized chicken. This gal is closer to the size of a serama rather than a bantam.

    I don’t have a bantam flock though. Only Seramas and standard sized chickens. So I should put her with the Seramas?
     
  9. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    I'd put her in with the Seramas.
     
  10. AsaDotJava

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    True bantams are just small breeds with no large counterpart, and many bantams are downsized versions of full size breeds. So the size of bantams varies. Seramas ARE bantams, so yes, I would put her with them.
     

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