Does this chicken exist?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Duckchick2011, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay guys, I need your chicken experience!

    I'm thinking about buying a breeding trio of bantam chickens but I'm not sure what the best breed for me might be.

    Below is a list of What I'd like in a chicken, the question is Does a chicken like this exist?

    Broodiness in the hens.

    Friendly roosters with a quiet...ish? Crow. I mean, crowing is fine...just lower crowing than most. That would be the best.

    Bantam

    Ornamental

    Average egg laying


    Something at least close to these parameters.

    Sooooo, Does this chicken Exist?

    If you know a chicken that even *kinda* fits I'd like to know about it. If it's rooster with a quieter crow you can throw the bantam-ness out the window.

    Please and Thank you!!!
     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    Old english game bantam fits most of those criteria- they are bantams with average egg laying, and are ornamental. The roos are not quieter, but do have a more squeaky crow, so less power. The hens are very good broodies. As a plus, they have lovely and quirky personalities. :)

    One of my 3:
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  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about D'Uccles? I've heard their eggs are pretty large for their size and their temperaments are nice. ( I have no personal experience though.)

    Or silkies of course!!!
     
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  4. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done a little reading and I am leaning more toward the Old English Bantams. They are my favorite so far. ^.^


    Oh! Me and my dad just finished working on an Incubator so I plan on getting some hatching eggs soon. ^.^ Lord Willing :)
     
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  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    Can't go wrong with games- such lovely little birds. :love

    Awesome- I have my first batch in my bator now, hatching is very exiting!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the Silkies. They definitely fit your criteria.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've only had game hens, not males, so I'm not sure how friendly they are or how their crow stacks up. My game hens were never particularly friendly, they're pretty scrappy, independent birds.

    Silkies, bantam Cochins, and Sultans would all fit your criteria nicely. the rooster's crow is higher pitched/squeakier than a large fowl rooster, but there's less volume behind it and the sound does not travel as far, if that's your concern.
     
  8. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've decided on a Polish bantam pair that were for sale in my area. They are so cute!!! They even fit a lot of my criteria so I'm happy. ^.^
     
  9. BantyChooks

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    Awesome!
    Polish are adorable. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Bubbles12345's post. :eek:)
     

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