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Updated April 15, 2017

2017 Bantams

[ Miscellaneous Breeds  |  Old English  |  Cochins  |   Wyandottes  |  Silkies  ]

Hatch Weeks:  March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16, 30; June 13, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22; September 5, 19; October 3, 17. (Assortments only in September and October)

PLEASE NOTE: We have recently had a mink get in to our Bantam Chicken house. He has destroyed most of our Bantam breeders, especially the Old English Bantams. We will not be able to take any more orders for 2017 for Bantam chicks. We are very sorry and will be trying to "mink-proof" that building as soon as possible.

BANTAM ASSORTMENTS

SUPER ASSORTED BANTAMS:  Super Assortment can be any of the Bantam breeds we maintain. Chicks are $2.00 each (25); or 25 Super Assorted Bantam Chicks for $45.00

ASSORTED BANTAMS:  Assortment of 3 to 4 breeds (25 chicks) for $62.50

MISCELLANEOUS BANTAM BREED DESCRIPTIONS

Buckeye:  Gorgeous, deep red replicas of their standard size counterparts. Pale brown eggs. These have a pea comb. APA. Chicks $5.00 each (10)

New Hampshire:  Bantam version of the full sized breed. They have a single comb and lay pale brown eggs. APA. Chicks $5.00 each (10)

Buff Brahma:  Buff with black neck and tail feathers, pea comb, off-white eggs. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Partridge Brahma:  A new color version. Still shows some color variability, but hardy and productive. (Available in Assortments Only)

Rhode Island Red:  Single comb, productive bird, laying a pale brown egg. (Available in Assortments Only)

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SILKIES

All Silkies have black (deep maroon) colored skin with downy feathers that look like cotton puffs and all have a walnut comb. Eggs are tinted white to light brown. They make excellent setters and mothers which makes the egg and chick supply sporadic at times.

Buff Silkie:  Buff colored version of the Silkie. Chicks $5.00 each (5)

White:  Pure white, bearded type. APA. Chicks $5.00 each (5)

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OLD ENGLISH

Old English bantams are small, adorable birds, but seem to have a feast or famine reliability with the chick supply. All lay slightly off-white eggs and have a small single comb with five points. We also have several other colors of Old English which we are studying. They may also show up in the mixes.

Black Old English:  Slim, feisty in temperament, very small, pure black in color. APA. Chicks $5.00 each (5)

Black Breasted Red Old English:  Color pattern is similar to Red Dorkings and Brown Leghorns where the male is black breasted and reddish color and the female is brownish with a salmon/orange chest. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Chocolate Old English:  A beautiful, chocolate (dark brown) colored version of Old English. With all chocolate birds, off-color types occur. These tend to be chocolate with red in the hackles and the saddles. Non-APA. Chicks $5.00 each (5)

Silver Duckwing Old English:  Males are one color and females are another. See Silver Grey Dorking description. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Spangled Old English:  Spangled (Speckled Sussex) pattern. Chicks $5.00 each (5)

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COCHINS

Cochins are excellent setters and mothers. All cochins are built low to the ground and are loose feathered birds with feathered feet. Most can be easily made into pets. All lay very pale brown eggs and have medium sized single combs with five points. Because of their gentle nature, the Cochin bantams are very good for first time chicken handlers to work with (especially first year 4-Hers).

Black Cochin:  Pure black, having a greenish sheen in the light. APA. Chicks $5.00 each (10)

Blue Cochin:  Deep blue color. (See Glossary on the Poultry Catalog Page for the "Blue Genetics" explanation.) APA. Chicks $5.00 each (5)

Buff Cochin:  Soft, gentle buff color, tame and easy to raise. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Red Cochin:  Deep, rich red. They are friendly and pleasant, very thrifty and easy to raise. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)


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