I recently culled a number of bantams. Most had obvious issues, the few others, I felt pretty good on. Anxiety over my ability to make decisions is reeeeally starting to build now though.... The few that weren't obvious seemed smaller in the frame, and I want a wide body, not to end up with feathers hiding a small frame. Now I'm looking and wondering.... is my top pick going to fill out more feather wise? I want fluffiness too! I'd like a much fuller chest-- it's not a full on side view but all the same, I'd like a bigger chest... more froo froo fluffies in the skirt... I've also kept another black and have a chocolate I decided to save... just in case. Anyway...... so.... This guy is 22 weeks old. Is he finished feathering or does the same rule apply to the bantams as the LF-- they take a long, long time to fill in?? :/
Post by d12chandler on Mar 1, 2014 15:28:11 GMT -5
To me he looks good. His chest is fine with me. Is he a new English bird? He looks alot like my blacks. We have a problem with bantam orps being to big. My blacks has always been on the big side, but I have won some with them. Bantams mature a lot faster than standards at my place.
Thanks, Don. Yes, all my birds are the English. When we were in the barn, John pointed to this chocolate and asked if I wanted to take him. For some reason I hesitated and decided to let him stay for now. I could try to get a pic but he is so flighty I doubt he'd let me get over him. He has a rounder chest and carries his wings higher, but then he has this bushy, almost upright tail and at the base, it looks like someone put a clamp on him and mooshed him. My other black looks almost just like the one above. I actually have to look at the comb or toe nails to know who is who. He just carries his tail a tad higher and he has black toenails. BUT he does have 5 points to the comb. I'm thinking about collecting eggs for the incubator starting next Sunday. My uncertainties though I think are why I'm not sleeping too well at night. If my boy looks like your blacks do though, then I must not be so far off and lost as I feel.