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Dad says 2 breeds... I'm frantic to find the perfect breed of bantam :?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tastyacres, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. tastyacres

    tastyacres Crowing

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    Tragedy comes when Mr no name Turkey decided he needed a name by killing my 4 Japanese bantams. :(

    Well, sadly he did end up with a name! "Protector of the dead"... Because when I found them he was going around in circles around them. :hmm :gig

    So now I'm on the search for more... I need help with breeds!

    Dad is strict that it only be one breed witch is fine with me but i need the perfect breed of bantam!

    I'm very interested in-

    Golden sebright

    Grey Japanese bantam

    White Japanese bantam

    Silver Phoenix bantam

    But please tell me other breeds!

    I will not get frizzles, silkies, duccles, or any normal breed bantam size!

    Edit to add dad changed his mind to two breeds!
     
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  2. tastyacres

    tastyacres Crowing

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    Oh, and the breed being a hard to raise breed is no problem as I've raised well over 400 chicks in the last 9 years and am pretty confident I know when I'm doing. But any advice would be appreciated as I'm new to bantams (not to different I assume). :)
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Here screenshots of the list of bantam breeds and some of the color varieties that I’ve compiled. The chicken emojis are for me to know which breeds I really want. Hope this helps E05486FA-8B20-4EC6-84EF-1237992B6DDD.jpeg 83306AD5-DF9B-4BB7-BC3A-F54ED8264CA8.png F3BDCFE7-3A5F-49D2-A621-3D0A20A9DE17.png 30EC8A67-2D59-426F-80B0-6E8375A89D2C.jpeg B9D76ECF-BC35-492D-A99F-961C1FBD140A.png AF6A075F-1C87-424A-92D8-0F0A192CE0EC.jpeg 75A8CFCB-B40E-4361-9F06-8D3F7D02B2E7.jpeg F11EC1F2-C892-4B97-A990-E1BD2EFF9D6B.jpeg
     
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    tastyacres Crowing

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  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Well you did ask for more bantam breeds. What are you looking for in the bantam? Friendly, docile, broody, good layer, ornamental, or a pet?
     
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    tastyacres Crowing

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    I'm in love with the look of Japanese bantams but I'm headed for a bit of everything other than pet.

    I rarely handle them so pet friendly is no biggy.

    I dont need many eggs so just the norm for whatever breed is fine.

    As you can see from my fav I like fancy.
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    So you’re pretty much looking for ornamental breeds. If that’s the case, then Sebright bantams, Phoenix bantams, and Rosecomb bantams make for great ornamental breeds.
     
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  8. WVForestGirl

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    I loved my golden sebrights. They had spunk and personality, they were gorgeous, and they gave me lots of eggs.
    Choosing only 2 breeds is hard, these days I surprise myself and just order the assortment. Good luck!
     
  9. SueT

    SueT Crowing

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    Sebrights are spunky, friendly and really smart. They can hold their own amongst bigger birds. I have a silver. She doesn't let the big chickens bully her, like my D'uccle and Cochin do.
     
  10. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    Seramas have Japanese blood in them and are very friendly. I also love cochins.
     
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