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Best breed of bantam?

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I'm new to bantams and own one Silkie. I am looking I to buying a few more Silkies but $138 seems to be a lot of money for five hens and roo (assorted) is this a good price? If not, what other bantams are good for beginners? I'm thinking Cochins or D'uccle. I'm probably ordering from MPC. Opinions and pictures welcome.
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Hi babyandcotton
That isent a lot of money if they are show quality.
I have spent €30 ($35)per hen which are show quality
Which i sourced from a top breeder of that specific breed.
So if you want good quality birds you will have to pay good price
But if you just want the silkies for something different you could
Just buy them in a hatchery

2 out of my 3 breeds are bantams
They are silkies and Barbu d'Anver.
I would say any bantam breed are good for a beginner.
Here's some pictures of my Barbu D'Anvers at the
Irish National Show hosted by the
"Irish society of poultry fanciers"

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In this picture my Barbu d'Anver rooster isent in a great stance.
His wings are straight down when he is standing properly

And here is some pictures of my silkies




Again if you don't pay a good price at the start you hens won't be as good quality.

Goodluck with them
And I would say yes to buying the silkie set
Fionn.
Edited by ChickenGrass - 6/14/16 at 3:18pm
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Reply
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