I have a Japanese Bantam! She's the only bantam in my mixed flock, (don't ask me, I inherited the chickens from the old owner of my house. Apparently they had a Japanese Bantam rooster, but he died,) and she walks around like she owns the place! She isn't bullied by the other hens. If anything, it is the other way around.
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I got my wife 11 Japanese bantams 5 were black tailed whites and 3 were buff black tailed and 3 were all black I will post some pics as soon as I have time to get down to the hen house to take some out of the 5 black tailed whites three were cock birds with two hens, out of the three buff all were cock birds and out of the blacks two were cocks and one was a hen. next year we plan on ordering more to get breeding pairs in each color set.
I have just one Japanese bantam. I had actually gone to the local feed store hoping he had one of his Silkies left, but they had all sold out and the Japanese were all he had. I decided they were pretty and to get one. After comparing the combs on the white and white/black tails that he had, I decided the only female he had in the group was a white one, so I got her.
She is one of my favorite hens, a cute girl and a sweety. Ever since she started laying eggs (1 1/2 months ago), she has threatened to go broody. I decided to hatch some eggs for the NYE Hatchalong and was a week into this when I caught her sitting on the 2 ceramic eggs that I have in my nesting boxes for training purposes. I left her alone for a few hours and went back, and she was still at it. I swapped her for 2 eggs from the incubator to test her out overnight.
She was fine until the big girl in the group scared her off, so I moved her to a small, portable cage I have inside. She has been sitting for about a week now, and because her eggs got a head-start, will be a first-time "Mommy" on Christmas.
Love my Japanese bantam girl!
I don't think I'm going to get any more bantams (although silkies are a little too tempting), just going to get about ten chicks in april, and a rooster, so I can breed my own flock.