In addition to my normal sized layers behind the house I would like to get a pair or trio of decorative Bantams in a kind of huge cage with several levels in it on our veranda. If possible, I would like to breed them a bit as well, broody hen based, without an incubator.The chickens would have to be weather hardy to a degree (they would be under the veranda roof though and have solid walls on two sides of their housing). They'll not be able to free range - we've got lots of feral cats here and the road is too close. They shouldn't be too loud, including the roo. What would be the better choice for these conditions - * confinement, no free range * partial weather exposure (hot and dry in summer, cold and wet in winter) * should be relatively quiet, * rooster shouldn't bite my hand off, * should not drop dead suddenly (Serama problem) * should multiply reasonably (I know, both breeds have a problem with lethal genes that make part of the offspring die and Seramas sometimes aren't fertile) * their offspring should be sell-able and help me finance their acquisition and upkeep a bit - Both Seramas and Japanese Bantams are rather expensive here (Israel), a pair of Seramas costs about 150 $, a pair of Japanese Bantams costs about 85 $. I have to add, there are no official breeders here, so it's not easy to find quality birds - a lot of the ones that are available often don't look like true Seramas or Japanese Bantams. What should I get - Serama or Japanese Bantam? I like them both. Bunch of budgies instead?