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Updated September 8, 2016

2016 Bantams

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

We are no longer accepting poultry orders for the 2016 season. Everything is sold out. You may place an order for 2017 at any time. If the order and your complete payment (in the form of a check or money order) is received in our office by November 1, 2016 you may use the pricing from the 2016 catalog. If it is received after November 1, you will be subject to the new pricing for 2017.

Hatch Weeks:  March 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 5, 19; August 2, 16, 30; September 13, 27; October 11, 25.


NOTE:  Bantams are available only in assortments this year as we rearrange our time schedule to accomodate various projects. You may not order any of the specific Bantam breeds this year. (Sorry)

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 2 breeds (12+ of each) (25 chicks) for $100.00; Assortment of 3 breeds (8+ of each) (25 chicks) for $75.00; Assortment of 4 breeds (6+ of each) (25 chicks) for $60.00


Black Langshan:  Miniature version of the full sized breed. (Available in Assortments Only)

Buckeye:  Gorgeous, deep red replicas of their standard size counterparts. Pale brown eggs. These have a pea comb. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

New Hampshire:  Bantam version of the full sized breed. They have a single comb and lay pale brown eggs. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

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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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.

Black Silkie:  Pure black, bearded. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Buff Silkie:  Buff colored version of the Silkie. (Available in Assortments Only)

White:  Pure white, bearded type. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

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Wyandotte bantams all lay pale brown eggs and have a rose comb.

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte:  Miniature version of the standard sized bird. (Available in Assortments Only)

Chocolate:  A pale to dark cocoa color. Very pretty but off-types are common. (Available in Assortments Only)

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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. (Available in Assortments Only)

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. (Available in Assortments Only)

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. (Available in Assortments Only)

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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).

Barred Cochin:  Barred black and white. Barring tends to be less defined than in a Barred Rock. It is much more of a Cuckoo pattern. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Black Cochin:  Pure black, having a greenish sheen in the light. APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

Blue Cochin:  Deep blue color. (See Glossary on the Poultry Catalog Page for the "Blue Genetics" explanation.) APA. (Available in Assortments Only)

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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