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What is he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lovinlife, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    This is a little bantam roo. I thought it was a pullet for the longest time until I happened to see it crow. It's in a 10'x10' coop with the four other bantams it's been raised with. Turns out I have three roos and two pullets. They're about 6 months old now. Any ideas about what he is?

    Sorry for the poor pic. I tried to take better ones, but he kept coming up to me when I would squat to take the pic.

    This is the little red one.

    And the white one. He's very cute. His tail is broken and flops over to the side. Also, his left wing was twisted before I got him at a few days old. It folds down around the outside edge, so the longest feathers are actually upside down. He's a mess, but he's pretty in his odd way.

    The one I'm really curious about is the maroon one at the top. He's mostly a maroon color with blackish-green edging on the body feathers. He has yellow legs.


  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Dark Cornish, Old English Game bantam, Phoenix. In that order.
  3. ve

    ve Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    Dark Cornish,Nankin ,Japanese (Chabo)
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I agree.
  5. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    I looked up pics of Dark Cornish roos and hens. Mine looks like the hen pics, not the roo pics. The roos all looked more black than mine is. Is that just a fluke?

    I orginally thought OEGB on the red one, but after looking at other pics online, I have to agree with Nankin.

    I also have to agree with Japanese for the white with black tail. Although it would be very cool if I had a Phoenix, the tail feathers aren't right and I don't see the white/black combo.

    Thanks for your input! Now I know what I have. The Cornish may develop the tail feathers over time. We'll see.
  6. karabbitry

    karabbitry Chirping

    Nov 4, 2009
    The last one is definately a black tailed white japanese. The other one is either a black tailed buff OEGB or a Nankin. I don't know coming from a hatchery. As for the first one you posted...you have a point he is colored like a female dark would be but is definately a cornish. After looking at it again I think that you may have a black laced red cornish. I have had blue laced red cornish a couple of times and with the blue gene you get some that are black laced red...that is what I think you have.
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    Yep I agree, last one is 100% black tailed white jap, 1st is cornish, middle? looks blue tail buff old english to me

  8. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Nankin: http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/4/4-1/nankin_bantams_something_old_something_new.html
    seeing pics in various places, I really think that's what he is. I've tried researching on my own and it's so hard to know where to start. Thanks to those who gave suggestions, it gave me a starting point. [​IMG]

    As for the Cornish, he may change up a bit as he matures.

    Not really sure what to do with three bantam roos... I do like hearing them crow. I have two little hens in with them. I got them from the feed store because they were so cute and tiny. The Japanese is the dominant roo, for sure. The girls are both white, but very different breeds. One has yellow legs and tiny brown flecks all over her body, her wings are snug up next to her body. No comb at all. The other is white with a grayish undertone/skin, slate legs, close-up wings also, and no comb. (I mention the wings because the OEBGs and Nankins have wings that stick down at their sides - these do not).
  9. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Do you have a picture of the first from the side? Maybe I'm totally off on this, but that kinda sorta looks like a girl to me. Not sure. [​IMG]
  10. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    I'll go get some more pics today. Whatever it is crows very definitely and is growing spurs. And it's not like there are no other roos so it's a hen taking on roo characteristics to fill a testosterone void. LOL! It's an anomaly!

    I'll also post some pics of the girls in a different thread and see if anyone knows what they are.

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