What has black feet, feathered legs, but only 4 toes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShadesofSable, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I picked this little one up today while doing checkups, and what I thought was a silky maybe isn't?
    Current guesses include: Bantam Cochin, Bantam Langshan, and Maran (in the wrong bin). Anyone care to confirm or add a different guess?
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    Dark beak, skin, feet
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    Lightly feathered legs, but only four toes?
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    Even the bottoms of her feet are dark!
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    Normal looking wing feathers.
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    Size comparison vs one of my RIR chicks, Peppercorn.
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is not a Silkie. Could be a Black Cochin bantam or Black Langshan bantam.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  4. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She came out of the assorted bantam bin at TSC, if that helps any?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Bantam Cochin. Are the bottoms of her feet yellow?
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Black marans or black langshan are my guesses.
     
  7. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not quite? Lighter, greyish with a hint of yellow maybe, but not what I'd think of as yellow.
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    Marans would be neat! I didn't know they had a bantam size!
     
  8. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prrsonality-wise, she's quiet. Kinda seems to be in the middle of the pecking order, from what I've observed. (Above the wynadottes and silkies, but below the RIRs and the OEGB)
     
  9. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Kind of baffling since the entire bird is black with 4 toes and light feathering. Could someone have put a standard in the bantam bin?
     
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  10. ShadesofSable

    ShadesofSable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely possible! I'm fairly sure she's a bantam though, as she is the second tiniest chick i have after the old English game bantam. About half the size of the silkies, and just over a third of the size of the Rhode island reds.
    I was going after silkies when I chose her, thus the dark beak/legs and feathered feet. I just didn't pay enough attention to the toes! Do'h! Oh well, I guess I just have to go back for more, eh? ;)
    This is my first flock so I'm not very experienced at picking chicks yet, but either way she's adorable! I'm so excited to see what she turns out to be!
     

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