Are d'uccles, modern game bantams, brahma bantams, and sultan bantams friendly breeds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poultrylord, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2016
    Hollis Center, Maine
    I'm thinking about getting these, please help answer my question!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Friendly? To people or other chickens?
    Modern games tend to be aggressive.

    Your first consideration should be climate. Some of those are cold hardy others are not.
    Feather footed breeds aren't suited for foul weather and modern games aren't feathered for cold.
  3. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    From what I've seen, they all make good pets. If you want pets that deliver, go with the brahmas. Brahmas are also the most common of those four breeds, so they will be the cheapest. In my experience, Easter eggers are SUPER friendly. Them and the brahmas are total lap chickens. Old English Game bantams are great pets too. They are super easy to tame, even if they aren't hand raised. OEGB's also come in 30+ color varieties.
  4. feralhound

    feralhound Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2016
    Jax, FL
    I got my D'Uccles and EE bantams as my first chickens because of their reputation for being so sweet; they have yet to disappoint. The D'Uccles are even sweeter and more personable than my EE's imo, even my DUccle roo Tyson Chicken lets me pet him!
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    General rule of thumb: feather footed birds are more docile, friendly and make better pets.

    I wouldn't go with the modern games. They're not so much pets, not fantastic layers and no meat. If you want broody momma hens, they may be right up your alley. But I wouldn't count on getting to handle the chicks much.

    the other breeds you mentioned are all nice friendly, pet type birds. Again, not the greatest layers, but they'll give you a decent amount of eggs. Plus, they're all pretty!

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