best bantam egg layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ashylove, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. ashylove

    ashylove Out Of The Brooder

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    and a great personality is good too!!! lol... i love the japanese, but i am worried the eggs will be to small for us... what about the cochins? also does anyone have pics of eggs of these 2 next to a standard egg?
     
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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have heard a few: Salmon Favorelle bantams, Barred Rock bantams, RIR bantams if you dont get any roos.

    My cochin bantams have been laying pretty regularly with a good size but I dont know how long that will last.
     
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    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Buff Orps lay good sized eggs, but mine were never very consistenet. But they have a wonderful personality.

    I also heard good things about the Brahmas.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    The bantam cochins are fairly dependable layers and have the very best personality of all the bantams I have ever owned. I can post a pic of eggs shortly [​IMG] Just hang in there a minute and I'll be right back.
     
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Here are two bantam cochin eggs between two BLRW eggs from standard hens. As you can see they are a respectable size for bantam eggs [​IMG] Hope this helps!
     
  7. ashylove

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    thank you! i had seen that other thread before, but since it had to do with the actual laying, it wasnt a big concern yet.. lol. the pic is amazing, i kinda expected bantam eggs to be alot smaller than standard eggs. they defintly look bigge than i thought! how are rir bantams with kids? i would definitly be raising them from chicks, eggs if i can, and have 2 little ones... i know to be careful with the kids and chicks, at least for the safty of the chick, but how is the temprament?

    btw pumpkinpup... i love the towel! lol... what are the standard eggs? im not familiar with the abbrieviations of standards.
     
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  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    BLRW blue laced red wyandotte

    Maybe somebody that has RIRs can pipe in on their temperment
     

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