Pros: small, easy to care for, friendly, excellent for youth, or hobbiest
Cons: not very cold tolerant, difficult to hatch, has leathal gene, 1/4 will be short legged
I just love our Japanese Bantams. Very docile, communicative birds.
Come in a variety of colors. Excellent for any chicken lover or youth 4-H project.
Show quality are difficult to come by. At hatch about 1/4 can be short legged. the others will be either medium or long legged. and then about 1/4 will have the leathal gene and won't hatch.
We are personally working on blues, mottles, btb. Eventually blacks, blue mottleds, btw, whites.