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Thinking about Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CoyoteMagic, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'm thinking about getting some bantams after I move the quail out of the "playhouse" coop. I really don't care for silkies or cochins. What other choices do I have? Care to share your thoughts and pics? How many will fit in a "playhouse" coop. Coop=2ftx3ft Run 3ftx8ft

  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    a trio.. you can get any type you want.... rosecomb, oeg, wyandotte, rock, dutch, belgian, japs, serama, etc....
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    seabright's are one of my faves. along with rosecombs and japenes.
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Why not silkies or cochins? If you can state the reasons, then we can eliminate breeds that have that characteristic and choose the ones who are, more or less, opposite to it. If you don;t care for foot feathers, then we can eliminate all the feather footed breeds. If it's the soft, fluffy feathers, then we can go straight to hard feathered birds. If ...
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I don't care for feather footed, dunno what it is. And silkies, they just look too strange to me. Sorry.

    I've seen pic of Seabrights, I think they are really pretty.

    What is out there that looks "like a chicken" just in smaller size?
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Bantam rir, bantam barred rocks, bantam orpingtons, bantam wyandottes, ...
  7. cristy17

    cristy17 Songster

    I love my Dutch Banty Roos. They are very affectionate, docile, and entertaining.

  8. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I'm hooked [​IMG] on Serama's and Japanese Bantams. The Serama's were harder to find in my area and I ordered the Japanese from Ideal which didn't do very well in shiping. No feathers on their feet and they are really small.
  9. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    I love my rosecombs. So petite yet so healthy and boy do they love to free range during the day!
  10. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Songster

    Feb 27, 2009

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