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Cornish Bantams


Pros: Unique, Uncommon, Friendly, Good Show Birds, Talkative to caregivers, Good Pets

Cons: Small Eggs, Bad Layers

Starburst is my new hen's name, she's a white laced red Cornish bantam and I'm absolutely thrilled to own her, as Cornish are one of my all time favorite breeds of chicken. But for further information on cornish just read this page, I typed all of it. And how I got her is below:



I got Starburst with three other hens for free, the family wasn't home enough to care for their flock so I took a few off their hands. But she was kind of a gross hen that needed her nails trimmed and a bath to look good so I did that now she is really happy. She's getting a POW article too, so watch out for that in the coming weeks :)





Pros: cuddly, friendly, likes kids, adorable little crow, rarely picks on other birds, has never attacked or threatened me...

Cons: ...none come to mind...

i've hade my little rooster, Grayson, since he was a chick. he's really sweet to people and to my other birds, and he doesn't mind at all when i scoop him up, hug him, kiss his beak...

Cornish Bantams

Cornish Bantams come a large range of colors, from all white to triple laced. These fun yet interesting bantams are talkative social little birds who are sure to please any owner who takes the time to raise a friendly lap chicken.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityLow
Egg SizeSmall
Egg ColorLight Brown/Cream
Breed TemperamentEasily Tamed, Friendly, Talkative & Active
Breed Colors/VarietiesDark, White, White Laced Red, Triple Laced, Buff ect.
Breed SizeBantam
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose:

Comb: Pea

Broodiness: Average

Climate Tolerance: Hot and Cold


General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Low

Egg Size: Small

Egg Color: Cream


Breed Temperament:

Easily Tamed, Friendly, Talkative & Active

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Dark, White, White Laced Red, Triple Laced, Buff ect.




Breed Details:

Cornish Bantams are miniature versions of their larger counterparts the standard cornish (large fowl cornish breed page) that are said to have been bred down their size using Asils, Old English Games and Malays (Source; Feather Site). Their original purpose was to have them be bred as superior fighting birds, but quiet the contrary happened, they ended up with a very people friendly bird and a poor fighter. Years and years later the poultry community has ended up with little wonderful birds that always look good a poultry show.



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Cornish Bantams



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