Wanting to learn about Bantams!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OkChickens, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I'm looking into getting a bantam rare breed or two to add to my flock. I am wanting a breed that lays 3 or so eggs a week. I'm wanting to get a breed that is some what rare but not an outrageous price for a dozen hatching eggs. I don't know anything about Bantams and I'm really wanting to learn! Thank you in advance!

    I'm interested in Seramas, Porcilien D'ulce, Sebrights, and others(I can't remember the names)

    I really like the small roos with the tail that is higher than there head! Thank you!

    Nate
     
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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have Seramas and Porcelian D'uccles. The Seramas lay about 1-3 eggs a wk, the D'uccles I have are older (7 y/o), so they don't lay much anymore. Old English Game bantams are tiny, alert, cute, active little birds. Used to have some Spangled OEGB hens, Angel & Audrey..best little birds I ever owned. Sadly, however, they both drowned the same day! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OKchickens,
    For D'uccles you should contact Bob and elle Warren with Yonder Oak they are in Tribbey Oklahoma and have 9 or 10 varieties of Duccle, If you are interested in Sebright I have some of teh nicest golden you will find, as well as 1 trio of silver available as of today. If you are interested we are just east of OKC off 5 miles south of I-40
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I am open to more than I listed! I really like the Bantie Roosters that "strut their stuff" with their tails taller than their heads! I am looking for a quality breed possibly 2! I am wanting a breed that is friendly and also pleasing to peoples eyes. Please help me!! Thank you!

    Nate
     
  5. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you looking for very small birds with tiny eggs or small birds with small eggs? (ie are you interested in eating the eggs or hatching them into new chickies?)
     
  6. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about some japanese??? i think they are high tailed....
     
  7. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
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    I have a pair of Japanese bantams and the roo has gorgeous tail feathers that extend well above his head. Their wings also sit different from other breeds, hanging low and at an angle so the tips almost drag on the ground. They were originally bred to add color and beauty to Japanese formal gardens. They can be extremely friendly birds who enjoy perching on owners shoulders.
     
  8. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the look of the little Serama Roo. I might not be able to control myself from getting one as a house roo... [​IMG]
     
  9. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    cottagechick I am wanting to sell hatching eggs and also chicks! The size of them doesn't matter. I would prefer them to not need heat in the winter.

    andrea98 I have been looking into Japanese Bantams, anyone have any good pictures? What varieties of colors are there? Thank you,

    Nate
     
  10. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think (and someone can correct me if I am wrong) that if you are talking about a bantam that has a lf equivalent then you can just look at the info for the lf and it will be similar for the bantam (only smaller eggs). As for really small true bantams wouldn't their size make them automatically less cold tolerant? I don't know. I will see if I can figure out....or maybe someone who knows more than me can chime in...
     

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