Rhode island reds bantams? As good as the original?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ravenboy, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

    Dec 9, 2007
    Vancouver, Wa
    Hello there,

    I used to have some rhode island reds hens, ( three in fact) and they where as friendly as can be and gave the most delicious eggs. They where my pride and joy, however, I moved to another state, and gave them away to a good friend who already had a flock and had the room, so they are taken care of.

    But i want some chickens again! I am sold on rhode island reds for life, and they are very cold hardy (I now live in Washington) so I will stick to the breed i know. But now I am wondering if I should get bantams?

    Is there temperament the same as their bigger cousins? egg production? Behavior? health concerns?

    Or should i just stick with the regular Rhode island reds that i know and love and stay away from the mini-reds?

    (btw i am only talking about the pullets, my town does not permit roos within city limits)
  2. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Blue Ridge GA
    Hey ravenboy [​IMG]
    I have the bantam RIR and they are exactly like their larger counterpart The hens and roos both You will be very pleased with them Are you looking for chix or eggs?

    Mike [​IMG]

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