Which Bantam Breeds are the friendliest/sweetest/most tame as pets?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickedydoodaa, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

    Feb 8, 2009
    Philadelphia PA
    I would like to ask all of you with experience and knowledge which bantam varieties are the sweetest and most friendly and make the best pets? I did read some where that OEG are feisty and only got one star out of five for friendliest as pets.

    Thank you:D[​IMG]

  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Songster

    Jan 23, 2009
    Really, all bantams make good pets because they are small. I prefer Pekins (Bantam Cochins)
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I have OEG bantams, and the roos can be a bit fiesty. But the hens on the other hand are the sweetest birds you can ask for.
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I have three breeds of bantams and they are ALL my favs Cochins, silkies and D'uccles! Love um all!
  5. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    All we have in our small flock is bantams. Of the 2 OEGB pullets we have, one is very gentle the other is less than that but does not attack. Serama are very docile birds that if trained will easily jump on your arm and go for a walk. Ee's are also gentle birds as well. Any rooster can become bossy. The trick with birds is how you raise them. Spend a lot of time with them as chicks and they will be friendly.

  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Cochins are probably one of the best. Both males and females can be very friendly.

    My favorites are my flock of Mutts. DotMan lets me pet him and do pretty much whatever I want to while holding him. He will be 5 in May.

    I have only had Dutch since last April, but they are quickly becoming 1 of my favorite breeds. The Roos have been compared to snapping turtles, but all 3 boys I had were gentlemen. The last is Screech and is the most vocal little man I have every had. The girls are just little gossips. They are constantly talking and will follow me everywhere. 3 of them were not raised by me and aren't as easy to handle, but I have made alot of progress compared to when they first arrived. They just were raised right. "Cream" was raised here and is extremely friendly. I love how something so small(14-16 ounces) can act so BIG.

  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Silkies and cochins
  9. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

    Feb 8, 2009
    Philadelphia PA
    Screech is very handsome and proud, what breed is he?


  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Right now, the only adult bantams I have experience with are an EE roo and an BTWJ hen. Both are as sweet as honey. I was really surprised because all my chickens are so sweet and friendly, I couldn't believe it could get any better. But it did!!! These two are just amazing.....I even put a hat and scarf on the BTWJ for Holiday pics and she was realy nice about the whole ordeal. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009

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