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Fancy bantam breeds?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by leiya, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. leiya

    leiya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting my flock to be of fancy bantam breeds, what are some if the coolest looking bantams? So far I have reg white silkies and bb red oegb, I want bearded silkie bantams and polish crested bantams.. What else looks neat?!?!
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Leiya, it's fun to try different breeds, and then develop an interest in some of them. I started with Belgian d'uccles 20 years ago, and still love them. bantam Brahmas and bantam Cochins are also beautiful and very nice birds. I'm in Michigan, so my flock must be winter hardy; I avoid more heat loving birds. Rooster compatability is also a big issue to consider, unless you've got lots of separate pens. Mary
     
  3. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about seramas? They are neat birds and the smallest breed in the world. Then there are sultans, another fave. of mine.
     
  4. leiya

    leiya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ladies! I'll check those breeds out!! I don't have seperate cages, I have two roosters now that get along. I don't think I want any more! If I get different breeds of pullets do I have to get them a rooster?!
     
  5. ChickenLove6

    ChickenLove6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandotte bantams are gorgeous and very tame once they have gotten to know you!
    I would also go for some seramas, they are cute and pretty!! [​IMG]
     
  6. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Only if you want to raise purebred chicks of those breeds. Otherwise it doesn't matter at all.
     
  7. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know! My silked serama pullet is hardly bigger than a quail with a huge personality.
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

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    I love bantam Orps and I REALLY want some Sultans! D'uccles are cute too :)
     
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  9. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love bantams and have a couple "fancy looking" breeds. My favorite are the d'uccles. I had a Mille fleur rooster, that was absolutely gorgeous and now I have two porcelain d'uccles.
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    One of my porcelain d'uccle pullets cuddling with my silver duckwing cockerel.
    They are an especially pretty feather legged variety because they are booted.
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    My Mille fleur rooster.

    In addition to being very appeasing to the eyes, d'uccles are generally very sweet and calm. Hens go broody commonly and make good mothers. :) they are also decent layers.

    Another very pretty breed are silver sebrights. I like the silver more than the gold because of the contrast in color.
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    My Sebright with a single comb
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    My rosecomb Sebright. The roosters are generally hen feathered, which I really like because they look so pretty that way. All my sebrights have really funny personalities. I've only ever had one mean Sebright and all the rest have been very sweet. They are pretty high energy and I noticed they are always "challenging" the standard size fowl I have. (I don't think they know they're so small lol) the downside to them is they aren't very good layers. The last Sebright hen I had laid a tiny pink egg 2 times a week.
     
  10. leiya

    leiya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing Ur pics!!! All sooo pretty!!
     

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