My best friend and her husband received a free flock of Japanese bantams that now live on their rural property. I just saw them for the first time and knew right away what breed they were. But to my friend they are......chickens. They are treated well and free range about like regular farm chickens. It's not a bad life, but they do eat the extra roos. I realize lots of people eat their roos, but with this breed it just seems kind of........well, they are just so small. They look pretty funny running around the farm on their stubby little legs and just strike me as the antithesis of a barnyard chicken. I don't know how to recognize a show quality Japanese but some of them look pretty nice. I was curious if other people who breed tiny bantams still eat them? Is there a market for these birds, for instance if she sold them would they be worth more than just a meal? Or maybe she could sell hatching eggs? I guess I'm looking for opinions from people who know more about these sorts of things and about this breed.