Which Bantam Breed should I go with ? ? ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mahsmaj, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to get some bantams but i don't know what kind i shoud get! Can anyone post pics and tell what breeds they are or just suggest your favorite??? [​IMG]
     
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Tell us what charecteristics you are looking for......

    feather feet......

    calm,,,,,,lap pets,,,,

    small,,,broodys,,,

    soft feathers,,,,,

    quiet,,,,loud,,,,,

    friendly,,,,,

    lots of personality plus,,,,,

    spit fires,,,,,

    egg color,,,,

    coloring of feathers,,,,,

    show birds? yard ornaments? tell us more?!
     
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  3. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sebright hen and I just love her. She is so pretty and sweet. I really like them. When I was younger, I raised Old English bantams. They were also great chickens. I like the cleaned legged chickens, but that is just me. I would look around on the websites and see what you like.
     
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got an old english game hen and she is super nice and sweet. Also silkies, I hear, are nice and they are popular too. [​IMG]

    Edited to add: I also like clean-legged chickens, because the feathers on feather-legged chickens get really dirty(well mine always did).
     
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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Japanese are pretty and easy to tame and come in lots of colors,,,,,,,modern came have lots of personality,,,,,,,cochins and silkies will sit in your lap,,,,
     
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like a calm breed that will go broody often...
     
  7. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then you should definetly get silkies.[​IMG]
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go with either silkies or cochins, although silkies are my personal favorite [​IMG]
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Orpingtons, supposedly cochins (not my experience), OEGB are good mums but not so calm, Brahmas come to mind but I have no experience with them, they are quite pretty

    ETA:silkies, but they might be broody ALL the time
     
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  10. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about broodiness, but my Bantam Sultans are VERY calm and tame. They are only about 3 weeks old, and are the calmest of my Sebright/Japanese/Sultan Bantam group.
     

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