Pyncheon bantams are believed to be an age old breed, originating in the United States back in the 1800's, based on documentation I could locate via the Internet. There is very little information available about the Pyncheon, which makes locating historical details a challenge. The status in the US is currently unknown, but breeders are attempting to revive the interest in this special little breed and build their numbers. The only current accepted color variety is the mille fleur pattern, however some breeders are working on developing a porcelain variety.
- Breed Purpose:
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Light Brown
- Breed Temperament:
- Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Mille Fleur
- Breed Size:
Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Climate Tolerance: All Climates
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: Low
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: Light Brown
Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
Breed Colors / Varieties:
Pyncheons are a small breed that does well in confinement. They sport a small tassel on their heads and are clean legged. The standard calls for yellow skin and red earlobes. The breed lays a small tinted, cream egg and is an average layer. The hens will occasionally sit on a clutch of eggs and happily raise their own brood within the flock. Fathers help tend to the youngsters and have good temperaments. They can fly well and prefer to roost at bedtime, however they are not flighty and have a calm nature.
Recent User Reviews
"I have raised the breed for almost 20 yrs. and..."
Pros - A wonderful old, American, heritage breed that doesn't have alot of serious breeders. Great homestead Bantam for the small farm/backyard.
Cons - Too few breeders, too few quality birds, many have the wrong leg and earlobe color and most are way too white..esp. hens after second molt.
I love to see that other breeders and poultry fans are taking an interest in the breed.
"Great Breed of Bantam"
Pros - I love Ms Elizabeth Taylor she's very sweet and loving and wants to be held all the time. Which I don't mind
Cons - The only thing is her feet they are the wrong color..
I got her the day Elizabeth Taylor died so I thought it fitting to name my new hen after her. She is beautiful like Elizabeth Taylor. I love my little Ms Elizabeth and I am glad I got her. She is different and unique like Pyncheons are and I wouldn't have it any other way.
She's gotten whiter with every molt but she still has some of the mille fluer coloring......