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Updated April 21, 2014

2014 Bantams

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

Hatch Weeks:  March 4, 18; April 1, 15, 29; May 6, 20; June 3, 17, 24; July 8, 22; August 5, 19; September 2, 16, 29; October 21.

Order limits:  The number in parenthesis after the price of the poultry indicates the maximum number of day-olds available at one hatch. You can order as few as one of a breed. If you want more than the maximum number, you will need to place two orders from two different hatches (including the equivalent of 25 chicks for each order).


PLEASE REMEMBER ALL DAY-OLD POULTRY IS SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY.  WE DO NOT SEX ANY OF THE DAY-OLDS.  Since we do not sell sexed chicks, we have no control over what you receive as far as a male-female ratio. Ideally, it is supposed to be a 50-50 split, but anyone who has been in poultry knows it can vary from that.

PLEASE NOTE MINIMUM NUMBER OF BIRDS REQUIREMENT BEFORE ORDERING!

You MUST order the equivalent of 25 chicks per order. This is required because the chicks will not stay warm enough to arrive alive at your Post Office if there are too few chicks in the box. There are some hatcheries, etc. who are shipping as few as three chicks in a box. We do not know how they are doing this or if it works. The only option that we have to keep the chicks warm enough to ship is by the body heat of the chicks. Please do not ask us to ship less than this minimum requirement.

Miscellaneous Bantam Breeds

Assorted Bantams:  Chicks $2.50 each (50). (This can be from any of the types of bantams we maintain, but will not be all of one kind.) (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 2014)

Ameraucana:  Multicolored, pea combed. Adults tend to be pastel shades of gray and fawn. Some are non-bearded. They are very active foragers and lay greenish blue eggs. Non-APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Buckeye:  Gorgeous, deep red replicas of their standard size counterparts. Pale brown eggs. These have a pea comb. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Dark Cornish:  Very blocky body, short stocky legs. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

New Hampshire:  Bantam version of the full sized breed. They have a single comb and lay pale brown eggs. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Brahmas

Assorted Brahmas:  Chicks $3.00 each (25). (This can be from any of the types of Brahmas listed below, but will not be all of one kind.) (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 2014)

Buff Brahma:  Buff with black neck and tail feathers, pea comb, off-white eggs. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Dark Brahma:  Pea comb, silver-penciled plumage pattern. Where males are basically black with silvery neck and hackle feathers, hens are true silver penciled. Lay off-white eggs. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Light Brahma:  Miniature version of the standard. White with black neck and tail feathers, friendly and easy to handle. Pea comb, pale brown eggs. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Partridge Brahma:  A new color version. Still shows some color variability, but hardy and productive. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

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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.

Assorted Old English Bantams:  Chicks $2.75 each (25). The following breeds are ones which might be in the assortment. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 20134)

Black Old English:  Slim, feisty in temperament, very small, pure black in color. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT 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 ASSORTMENT 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 ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Crele Old English:  Rather unique color pattern of straw and gray barring. Crele to Crele matings will often produce some chicks that are cuckoo pattern. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Silver Duckwing Old English:  Males are one color and females are another. See Silver Grey Dorking description. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Spangled Old English:  Spangled (Speckled Sussex) pattern. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

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Cochins

Assorted Cochin Bantams:  Chicks $2.50 each (25). 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). (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 2014)

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 ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Black Cochin:  Pure black, having a greenish sheen in the light. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Blue Cochin:  Deep blue color. (See Glossary on the Poultry Catalog Page for the "Blue Genetics" explanation.) APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Buff Cochin:  Soft, gentle buff color, tame and easy to raise. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Golden Laced Cochin:  Birds are a rich, golden color with black edging on the feathers. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Red Cochin:  Deep, rich red. They are friendly and pleasant, very thrifty and easy to raise. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Red Frizzle Cochin:  Just like the Red Cochin only chicks will be frizzled. (See Glossary on the Poultry Catalog Page for the "Frizzle Gene" explanation.) APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

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Japanese

Unique bantams with short legs and a tail that arches over their back. Not all birds hatch out with short legs. Care must be taken when selecting breeders to only select short legged ones with a tail that bends forward over the head. All Japanese bantams are great layers of a pale brown egg.

Assorted Japanese Bantams:  Chicks $3.00 each (15). The following breeds are ones that might be included in the assortment. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 2014)

Black Japanese:  Pure black. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Black Tailed Buff Japanese:  Pale, soft buff color with a black tail. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Black Tailed White Japanese:  White with a black tail. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

White Japanese:  Pure white. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Wyandottes

Wyandotte bantams are unpredictable in their laying habits and the supply is never as good as we would like. We will try to include 2 or 3 varieties when 10 chicks are ordered. Assortment, as always, is our choice. All lay pale brown eggs and have a rose comb. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 2014)

Assorted Wyandotte Bantams:  Chicks $4.00 each (10). The following breeds are ones that might be included in the assortment. (SOLD OUT THROUGH FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2014 SEASON.)

Black Wyandotte:  Solid black, very true to Wyandotte type. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte:  Miniature version of the standard sized bird. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Chocolate:  A pale to dark cocoa color. Very pretty but off-types are common. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT 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. Please be patient.

Assorted Silkies:  Chicks $4.00 each (15) The following breeds are ones which might be included in the assortment. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY FOR 2014) (SOLD OUT FOR THE ENTIRE REST OF THE 2014 SEASON.)

Black Silkie:  Pure black, bearded. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Buff Silkie:  Buff colored version of the Silkie. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

Partridge Silkie:  Non-bearded, chicks are very colorful gold/black combination. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)

White:  Pure white, bearded type. APA. (AVAILABLE IN ASSORTMENT ONLY)


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