What are the most fun and friendly breed of bantams to keep as pets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by susanah, May 12, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Preferably ones that don't go broody often.
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some that I believe are OEGB and they are super easy to handle, the kids love them. They have not shown signs of broodiness but I have read they are prone to it. Thought it good to mention they are just 1year olds.
     
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  3. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like we are getting some more...anyone else have another bantam breed they love (broody or not)
    or any you suggest we stay away from for kids pets.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Of course I'm going to say silkies [​IMG] They are super broody though. Easy to handle, but as with any breed you will have that one that doesn't like to be messed with.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    D'uccles, Silkies, Serama, Cochins, OEGB (hens of all, roosters can be little turds)...pretty much any breed but these are the ones I'm familiar with.

    ETA: most all bantam breeds are broody, I think the only ones I can think of that aren't are Polish and they aren't much for 'loving'.
     
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  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies and cochins
     
  7. hencrazy

    hencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'uccles are awesome! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'uccle for the win!
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    I absolutely love my Roo Boy! He knows his name, he talks to me, sits with me, runs to me, sleeps with me sometimes.
    He's so social and full of spunk!
    Nicest rooster in the world! (IMO)
    My Mille Fleur is shaping up to be a great bird too. ^_^
    I don't know how broody they are. My Silkie is insanely broody, so is my Silkie x OEGB.
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    Phoebe (Silkie x OEGB)
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    Yeta on her nest. (Silkie)
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    Edit: I thought it said birds who do go broody, not don't. [​IMG]
    As far as bantams go, I dunno. My Sultan, OEGB, Seabright.....I've never seen them get broody. The only one who's kinda nice outta those three is the OEGB.
     
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  9. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had seramas, d'uccles, silkies, OEGB, bantam cochins, and modern game bantams. Our #1 and #2 choices for people friendly, easy to handle and non broody are Modern Game Bantams #1, and OEGB #2....hands down moderns game bantams have been the easiest to tame down, easiest to handle, the roosters get along with each other, and the babies hatch very easily, at least for me....
     
  10. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two breeds of birds are so tame and easy to mess with...
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