**Whats a Good Bantam Breed??**

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tripp16, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok I think I have my 2 cockerels sold so my Mom said I could get 2 more hens to replace them.

    They have to be bantams so I can easily intergrate them into my bantam flock. I am wanting something showy, gentle and not to flighty.

    I have been looking for Silkies EVERYWHERE which is really what I want but cant find any in my area. I have called about sets and everytime they are sold.

    Any other bantam breeds that meet that criteria?? If it is a weird/not very well known breed could you maybe post a pic??

    Thanks to everyone in advance!!! [​IMG]
  2. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca

  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Cochin bantams....They're so darling! I've got two of them, with the frizzle genetics.....

    Here's one!
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Cochin. I love 'em. There are some very pretty bantam Cochins ....
  6. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Chesterville, Maine
    Wyandotte ! I absolutely love their different feather patterns ! I only have one banty Wyandotte in my flock, and she thinks she's full size. She is soooo sweet.
  7. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    Seramas are great ! [​IMG]
  8. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    SERAMA!!!!! They have only been in the USA since 2001 and they are between 8-16oz in weight!

    Here is my first Serama and the one who got me hooked on the breed, Her name is Star
    She's about 10-12 weeks old now (I think without going to a calander..) and she's smaller then the Silkies I have who are younger then her by 5 or so weeks!!
    Only downfall to them is they dont winter well so they would need artifical heat.. Im bringing mine inside this winter!

  9. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    you could order silkies from a hatchery. bantam cochin (they come in normal feathered and frizzled), favorelle's, almost every breed comes in standerd and bantam, nankin check at purley poultry they have almost all these breeds. u could get a pair of bantam ducks [​IMG] they would happily live with chickens (calls, east indea's, australian spotted, silkie, mini overberg and mini appleyard- all are available at Holdereads waterfowl they will be shipped as adults in the fall, which is more pricey, or as ducklings in the spring- the ducklings do come sexed i believe- u can get a bantam duckling assortment if u can't decide.)
  10. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Sebright My hen is a sweet heart and very pretty

    Japanese Bantams are cool also this is my roo

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