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what is a good starter bantam show chicken?

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I am new in chicken showing and was wonder what some good bantum show breeds are. I can have six bantums and now crowing fowl. The breeds I have looked at are bramhas, silkies, and polish(all bantum). Also what is easier to have 6 chickens or 6 call ducks. Thank you for helping!

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by 2seth2 

I am new in chicken showing and was wonder what some good bantum show breeds are. I can have six bantums and now crowing fowl. The breeds I have looked at are bramhas, silkies, and polish(all bantum). Also what is easier to have 6 chickens or 6 call ducks. Thank you for helping!


The chcikens are probably easier to keep, the ducks tend to bit a messy. However in show prep the ducks are probably the easier ones.

If you are looking for short term success in showing I would sugest the Brahma, there is some very stiff competition in sikies, few real good quality polish. Brahma are often easily found in good quality without spending a small fortune.
Good call ducks will be much more expensive to start with as good show birds will cost more than good showable Brahma.

Just my thoughts and experiences from this area of teh country.

Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

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Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

http://www.twinlakespoultry.com
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post #3 of 11
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would a belgian bearded D'uccle be a better option because they are uncommen in my area? (2 others)

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by 2seth2 

would a belgian bearded D'uccle be a better option because they are uncommen in my area? (2 others)


A good D'uccle, or D'anver either way. I would lean more toward D'anver (less trouble with leg and foot feathering to keep in condition)

Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

http://www.twinlakespoultry.com
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Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

http://www.twinlakespoultry.com
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post #5 of 11

What do you like in a bantam? Since you're the one who has to look at them, feed them and care for them day after day after day - get what you like. I learned that a long time ago when I was showing dogs. I was never as happy getting what would show well as I was with the animals I chose because I liked them. The judge sees them once. You live with them.

(one that note, I like your choice of the D'uccle. Mine are about the prettiest, sweetest (although, not the brightest) chickens I have. We will require pictures of your show bird, too!) lol

Best wishes for a fun and successful show career!

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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

thankS. The chicken that I posted are the Prettiest chickens I have seen so far. The only thing they have to be is showable and friendly. I'm new what is a D'anver.hmm

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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post #7 of 11

I would recommend a modern game bantam, very social, ppl friendly, hardy, and easily kept clean.

Reza Asil gamefowl

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Reza Asil gamefowl

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post #8 of 11

For a unique bantam breeds, how about a Bantam Phoenix? They are beautiful and not very common from what I've seen. Bantam Ameracaunas are nice too, Bantam Wyandottes...?? There are so many to choose from. I like the D'Uccles as well.

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my website:  TLC Seramas

 

Wild West Serama Club    Bringing Serama Table Top Shows to a CA venue near you!

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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

I thought about bantum amercauns , but i have never seen one in person. I could have a modern game as a starter, but there are alot where I live.

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

Reply

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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post #10 of 11

what about serama's ???

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