What did I get at the swap?

mandelyn

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I went to the Ohio swap today, and bought a Bantam pair, but I was so excited about how pretty they were that I didn't even ask what they were!!!

The hen is colored like a BB Red hen.

The Roo has a black neck with copper mixed in, green tail. Under the neck there's a ring of speckled cream, which continues down his breast. The back is an orange, going into green tipped wings. Single comb, no leg feathering.

I know a photo would be better, but I don't have the camera with me! Maybe I'll find one online that looks like him, if so I'll post it.

Quite pleased with them though, great feather, no mites, healthy looking birds. No quarentine though, they're the only two here right now.

Roo is called Jibbers, since he's a talker, hen is called Prissy, walking around like she's all that. He's been competing with the neighbor Roo crowing back and forth, won't give the other one the last word. LOL
 

mandelyn

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Well no dice on a hijacked photo, all the ones similiar didn't have the black/copper neck or the cream speckled chest! Perhaps he's just a REALLLY pretty mutt. That's ok, pets only.

They rode on my lap the whole way home, without pooping!

Told myself and told myself I wasn't buying, just going to look. So, I put a giant wire dog crate together minus the bottom, staked it to the ground for some free range time, before I put them to bed in the giant wooden dog house that has a handy-dandy reinforced rabbit wire door. Temporary, while I wait and see if I my friend wants them. Hopefully she doesn't. I love them already!

They're good natured though, settled on my lap, liked being petted, slept most of the way. After the hissy-fit they threw when I pulled them out of the sale cage... I was a little worried they were wild.

But I made noises when offering food, Roo came and took it and offered to his girl. Not fearful at all.

ETA: Maybe the people I got them from are members here... I was so excited I didn't even look around to see who was from here! The seller had a lot of Bantams, next to but not under the tent set-up.
 
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Chicky Mama

Songster
10 Years
Are they old english?Here's my BBRed OEG's
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mandelyn

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They're similiar, so I'm thinking they're English of some sort, but the Roos color is really throwing me. They're built just like them, but the hen is darker.

The roo, has that speckled cream on his chest instead of black or green. And the copper laced through his black neck, instead of just the copper like the ones I'm seeing. I'm looking around here for a camera that works, but I'm leaning towards a cross of something with Olde English.

The "Brassy Back" Olde English was close, but they don't have that breast feather coloring he has, or the neck.
 

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