Hi all, this is my first BYC post... I have four hens (two RIRs, a Golden Comet and a Bluebell) and three ducks (khaki and pair of Indian Runners) but want to expand my flock again. I have decided I want to get some bantams but don't know what breeds to get. Does anyone know what kind of breed of bantam used to be on traditional farmyards of times past (especially here in Ireland)? I was talking to my grandfather and he didn't know the name of the breed but was able to describe them. The roosters were colourful and the hens were plain (partridge feathering?). I think it might be the Old English Game bantam but I am unsure. Other than one of them I will probably get one or two other hens and I don't really mind what breeds they are. Just something cute, colourful and friendly. I was thinking Easter Eggers or Silkies. If anyone has a suggestion I would love to hear. It would be pleasant to have a good supply of mini eggs but as I already have the hens and ducks eggs are not a priority. I hope you can help... will keep you updated on my choice!