About Dutch Bantam Chickens
chickens are one of the few true bantams (naturally small - and not originating from Large Fowl). Plus Bantam
Island in the Dutch East Indies is the original homeland of thes docile, proud
little birds. Dutch Bantams, in their gold partridge form, are about as close
as you can get visually to the ancestor of all chickens: the red Jungle Fowl.
are hardy, active, and lively little birds and come in many beautiful colors
and patterns. They weigh between 0.45Kg and 0.55Kg (1lb to 1lb-3ozs) making
them one of the smallest bantams. They are easy and straightforward to maintain.
They are short bodied with a medium to high carriage. They have blue legs,
white earlobes, and a single upright well serrated comb. They are most often silver
partridge and gold partridge. Other colors are golden duckwing, silver
duckwing, blue duckwing, cuckoo duckwing, red shouldered silver duckwing and
blue silver duckwing, black, white, blue and cuckoo.
lay a lot of eggs (200+ through the year) and their fertility levels are
typically high. They are cheap to own too, as food consumption is low compared
to other breeds. But keep am eye on your trees; they are expert fliers.