Smooth Or Feathered Leg Bantam

History:
Bantams have become increasingly popular as pets as well as for show purposes because they are smaller and have more varied and exotic colors and feather patterns than other chickens. They are great for smaller backyards as they do not need as much space as other breeds. Bantam hens are also used as laying hens, although Bantam eggs are only about one-half to one-third the size of a regular hen egg. In contrast, the Bantam rooster is famous in rural areas throughout the United Kingdom and the United States for its aggressive, “puffed-up” disposition that can be comedic in light of its diminutive stature. It is often called a “Banty” in the rural United States.

Chick description:
Chicks can range in a variety of colors. They are half the size of regular chicks and can range form smooth legs to feathered legs.

Color of Egg:
Small White

Level of egg producer:
Excellent (Bantam hens are great setters on eggs)Bantam Chicken

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