I've found quite a few dated threads regarding best egg laying bantam breeds but nothing really gave strong detail. I currently have a few bantam Wyandotte and Silkies. The Silkies are an experiment to see how they do in my extremely wet winters and hopefully I can use the two hens to brood guinea eggs. I got the Wyandotte bantams as the largest bantam I could find. The other option is Buff Orpington in the same bantam weight class. I harvested the extra males that came in my straight run order and at 20 weeks they dressed out as perfect little 1.75-2lb roasters; fat and flavorful. Definitely going to fit the bill as a good dual purpose bantam to put little roasters on the table (perfect 2 serving size.) I notice though that they are one of only a couple of bantams that Cackle Hatchery estimated an annual average lay for - @ Good 150+/year. A standard Wyandotte is more in the neighborhood of 240/year. So I'm wondering are all bantam breeds about 2/3rd as many eggs a year? Are there any bantam breeds that would be over 200-240/year? I have dual-purpose ducks, so the lower lay isn't a deal breaker. My ducks are decent winter layers. Just wondering if there is a much better egg layer bantam that might be comparable to standard at least in terms of egg numbers. Given I will encourage broodiness for my meat production, a couple of high producing egg layers might complement my motley flock. Otherwise I will stick with the Wyandotte bantams and need a few more.