So the talk about eating Banties forces me to take a closer look. I had to sell off my flock of Dels and Orloffs when I made a sudden move to downtown Anchorage. I have been working out the logistics of keeping a VERY few LF birds, but I wonder if banties might kind of be better, since I could have more of them? Also, the roos would be easier to keep inside until later in the day. Are the certain breeds of bantam that have better meat qualities? When I take a closer look, you really can see that some seem to have impressive breast development. Can they also lay? What about miniaturized DP breeds like Dels, BR and Dominiques? I'm especially intrigued by the Dominique bantams with those rose combs.