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Livestock => Poultry & Waterfowl => Topic started by: Bioman on August 02, 2011, 09:43:49 pm

Title: Banty recommendations
Post by: Bioman on August 02, 2011, 09:43:49 pm
Hi,

For my birthday, I am thinking of having a few bantams. I have had Welsummer and Vorwerk bantams before so I want something different

I am thinking of 3-4 non- game type banty's and then a game banty for broodyness.

Any recommendations welcome- however one stipulation no feathered legs!

Thanks

Peter
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: southwestpoultry on August 02, 2011, 10:43:50 pm
Our suggestion would be Seabrights, Transylvanian Naked Necks, Wyandotte or Polish.

Regards
Robert & Sarah.

South West Poultry.
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: CameronS on August 02, 2011, 10:54:59 pm
Sussex or orpington bantams are very sweet  ::)
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: bigchicken on August 03, 2011, 11:27:56 pm
Wyandottes, good amount of eggs come in lots of very attractive colours and good broodies.
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: katie on August 04, 2011, 08:41:07 am
Lavender Pekins. Beautiful little birds and good layers too!
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: Mel on August 04, 2011, 12:58:09 pm
Absolutely,Pekins or Orps,all mine are broody for the third time around this year :o They just love being Mummy ;D
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: Cairnhill on August 04, 2011, 09:02:06 pm

 however one stipulation no feathered legs


pretty sure Pekins have feathered legs and feet!
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: Mel on August 05, 2011, 07:25:53 am
How did I not see that!(mallow head) ok,Orps ,they are terrific mothers! ;D
Title: Re: Banty recommendations
Post by: plt102 on August 08, 2011, 04:16:20 pm
I love Polands and Silkies (so cute and cuddly and lay fab tiny little eggs) , but if you want something sleek and beautiful, then seebrights are great - beware that they are really good fliers though.

P