Which breed is James?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Slike, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Slike

    Slike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this little LITTLE guy from a batch of "assorted bantams" at the local feed store, along with Conan who I'll post about later. No pics of Conan on this laptop. They both appear to be hens, and the names are sticking, lol... But I can't figure out what either of them are breed-wise, especially James who has looked more like a sparrow her whole life than a chicken. Out of probably 30+ chicks, James was by far the tiniest thing in there:

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    I will post a few more recent pics in a couple hours when I go back to my place, since James' feathers have now all grown in and the beak is even longer. Any ideas?
     
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  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Columbian coloured Old english game bantam.
     
  3. Slike

    Slike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! I looked up some pics of the Columbian coloring and the hens look just like James [​IMG]
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I think you might have just helped me while trying to find out what James is.

    I have been trying to figure out what my little one winged silkie chick is mixed with and now I am thinking it might be a columbian colored OEGB. Nemo looks very similar to your James!

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  5. Slike

    Slike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw she's very cute, what happened to her little wing? Or did you buy her like that? I'm very interested in what she'll look like in time.
     
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I bought her at an auction. The guy held up this tiny little lone chick and I felt so bad for it, so I bid and got her for a dollar.

    Had no clue what kind of chick it even was. When I took her out of the box, she had 1 good wing, but the other was just a healing stump tucked under her. The box said Silkie on the outside. But she is definitely only part Silkie, her size and 5 toes. The rest is something else. She is feathering out pretty quick now. James is the first chicken that has looked pretty close to her feathers.
     
  7. Slike

    Slike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taken yesterday

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  8. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Awww she's so cute!

    I will have to take new pics of Nemo soon.
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Well, now that I retook pics of Nemo. I am confused all over again. Here is him today. He doesn't look as much like James now, except for leg color (I think), maybe the tail eventually and wing feathers.

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  10. Slike

    Slike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps the coloring of whatever his Silkie parent has is what changes it a bit, like I could imagine a splash one and a Columbian OEG having a baby like that. The feet and the shape of the body still look very similar to James imo. Guess we'll just have to give Nemo a little more time and see how the feather coloring comes out [​IMG]
     

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