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Booted

Average User Rating:
4.77778/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Frequent
    Climate Tolerance:
    Heat
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Small
    Egg Color:
    White
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Black, White, Black Mottled, Millefluer, porcelaine
    Breed Size:
    Bantam
    According to some books this breed appeared in the 1800s and was not produced for meat or eggs and were really only ornamental poultry. In the Netherlands they were known as the Sabelpoot. They were also used in the creation of the Belgian Barbu d'Uccle. Please note that the Booted Bantam is different to the d'Uccle. They tend to be heavier than the Belgian D'Uccle by a few pounds. In some cases the egg colour is tinted, rather than white also making it different from the d'Uccle, however normally they lay white eggs. Booted bantams are non-beared, however d'Uccles are. Also, d'Uccles are more common than the rare Booted.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Frequent
    Climate Tolerance: Heat

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size: Small
    Egg Color: White

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Black, White, Black Mottled, Millefluer, porcelaine
    Breed Details:
    These are classed as rare, but are gaining popularity again, because they are easier to breed then most. They have feathered feet. The tail is upright and they are a true bantam, as they don't come in a Large Fowl size. They can become very tame and easily handled. Unlike most breeds of poultry the cock may help a hen brood the eggs, a hen will go broody more than once a year on average. Dry winter quarters are recommended to suit the feathers on their feet and legs. The chicks are tiny, so make sure food it low enough for them to reach! Thanks to Urban Coyote for some pics-- website-- www.rosecombs.ca

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Recent User Reviews

  1. CascadiaRiver
    5/5,
    "Super Great Starter Breed, Docile, Loving and..."
    Pros - Sweetheart, Gorgeous and Small Sized
    Cons - Large feet feathers can cause issues
    Booted Bantams live up to their name, their "boots" are HUGE! We had to cut our littles ones back so she could walk somewhat normally and forage with the rest in the day. We loved her to bits and she was the most enjoyable bird I've owned and I would never regret getting more. If you don't exactly want this one, try a D'Uccle, which is pretty much a sister breed to the Booted Bantams with all of the same perks but less foot feathers! :)
    Overall:
    5
  2. king tail
    5/5,
    "I LOVE THEM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!"
    Pros - Sweet,pretty,good egg layers,and very soft
    Cons - NONE
    I had a hen to hatch a brood of chicks, and I got twin Booted hens, lily and lillieana. And they were so sweet, i would SO get 1or 2 or 3 or more again. If I were u, I would get some. but both lily and lillieana both died.[​IMG] But any way, I love this breed!!!!
    Overall:
    5
  3. Thornhill Farms
    5/5,
    "100%"
    I had a pair of buff laced blue porcelains which apparently are rare? havent been able to find many. I got them in a run of bantams from tsc 2yrs ago. Unfortunately a neighbors dog got loose and tore open their run... I was excited about breeding them but didnt get a chance. They are very sweet and friendly if handled often and early.
    Overall:
    5

User Comments

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  1. king tail
    I LOVE THIS BREED SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!:-D
  2. Thornhill Farms
    Awesome thanks
  3. crazychickenhug
    sure any time I'll post a picture of the porcelains as soon as I get chance to take a picture in the next day or two.
  4. Thornhill Farms
    The ones i had were blue with a peach kind of lacing on them very pretty. Crazy i may take you up on that offer in the spring thanks
  5. wermnmnmnm
    What do the porcelains look like?
  6. crazychickenhug
    Hi I read your post sorry to hear about your chickens I have a pair of porcelains D"ucclecs and also some Mille Fluer's which is in your picture If you want some I will be happy to hatch some for you.just let me know.
  7. Pamphee
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  9. SkylaSilkie
    Cream and Sugar are very cute.

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