Japanese bantams question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I may be buying 2 Japanese bantams tomorrow and I want to know a little info on them.

    Are they good pets?

    What size eggs do they lay and what color?

    Are they known for broodiness?

    Are they good egg layers?

    Plz post pictures of your Japs and their eggs.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I recently got my first ones ever. They were never handeled, but they can't fly and they can't run very fast, so I would guess they would make great pets as they can't get away very easily. [​IMG]

    I hatched out 6 very small off white eggs also and the chicks are so sweet and not flighty at all.

    Here are mine:

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    I have 2 of these little guys. They are kind of ugly, but I think they will get cuter eventually. They are barred Japs
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    And a young barred tailed roo I got also
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    And the new babies
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    My son with The General the day we got him
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    I love the General!! [​IMG]
     
  3. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    WOW!!!! your birds are awesome
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    those are beautiful! Are they easy to sex? Unlike the silkies...LOL
     
  5. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I think so. Maybe not as tiny chicks, but the roos get a huge comb and the hens don't. So you could go by that I guess. I have not had them long enough to know. I do think the 2 all barred young ones I got are both pullets. Thay are not showing any sign of a comb yet.
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    are they pricey? I mean to find a good quality what did you have to pay?

    I'll be doing some trading a pair of white silkies and a partidge and white 12 wk chicks for some.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
  7. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I can't say on the price. I got the eggs to hatch, the adult trio and the young trio for free. [​IMG] I guess the old man who gave them to me just likes me. [​IMG]
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    LOL,

    I just wanted to make sure I was not paying too much.
    I'm not looking for show quality I don't have the time for that but nice pet/breeder quality.
     
  9. Wyandotte108

    Wyandotte108 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 jap bantams. I love them!
     
  10. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We love our Jap bantams ! They are very broody. One of our hens made a nest in a flower pot on the front porch and another in a large metal milk can ! Excellent mothers. They lay a small brown egg and from my experience it is pretty much daily. You will love them!

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    Here is an 8 week old pullet

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