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How many feather footed bantam breeds???

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I have been wondering about the many varieties of bantams. I have been steadily gathering a variety of bantams. I have gotten pretty good at picking out a few of the breeds that show up regularly. However, I am still a bit of a novice at identifying which is which. During a recent feed store trip I ended up with a Golden Sebright because I forgot to check for feather legs. So, I was wondering... How many bantam breeds are there? How many bantam breeds have feathered feet? and What are the different breeds called? (pictures of chicks and adults welcome)

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Here is a quick jump to your information. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Bantam_chicken_breeds

These are true Bantams, meaning there is no standard version of said breed.   There are 21 listed, but there can certainly be more. 

Going thru the list I did not run across a silkie.    Maybe I missed or overlooked it. I know silkies are bantam variety.  

It also listed Old English game hens.    I have 4 of those.    I know there is a standard English Game Hen, which is larger, but not really huge.   Smaller than a standard RIR.    So there is slight confusion there???

Maybe it is just void of clarity.

If you check each, you will find more than a few with feathered feet.

Your Golden Sebright is a fantastic chicken.   I don't have an individual  pix of mine, but you can see her and also a Silver Sebright   on my profile page.     My Silver was my longest living chicken soo far and went for 13 years.   My Golden checked out after 8 or 9. and not sure why.     My current oldest  living chicken just turned 10, this Easter. and she is an EE. 

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