Which of the smallest Bantam breeds are good broodys?

Quirky Quail

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I need a very small bantam hen for a broody project but I'm not sure what breed to pick.
A Pekin might be OK but could be too clumsy. Are Seramas good at sitting tight? Or Japanese, sablepoot, seabright, booted, rose-combed, Dutch, Belgian etc. Any insight will be of great help :)
 

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Pekins, or here in America bantam cochins are great broodies. Most bantams are. The smaller ones can't cover very many eggs. Silkies are notorious for being great broodies and mothers. Otherwise being a good mom is an individual thing with hens no matter their size. Some are great and some haven't a clue what to do when the eggs hatch and they will attack the chicks.
 

Quirky Quail

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Pekins, or here in America bantam cochins are great broodies. Most bantams are. The smaller ones can't cover very many eggs. Silkies are notorious for being great broodies and mothers. Otherwise being a good mom is an individual thing with hens no matter their size. Some are great and some haven't a clue what to do when the eggs hatch and they will attack the chicks.
Awesome :) I've always wanted a Silkie so I might give that a go. Thanks for the advice!
 

Quirky Quail

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Also, what bantam eggs are closest in size to coturnix quail eggs? It's part of my project :)
 

PekinFluff

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We have Pekin Bantams and we have used 5 different hens altogether for hatching chicks. Personally, we found they were amazing broody hens that took really good care of the eggs and great mothers with the chicks. I would definitely recommend them
 

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