Cream Light Brown Bantam Chicken
Dutch Bantam Chickens
are true bantams, meaning they have no parent stock of standard breed. They are also one of the smallest of Bantam Breeds
. This breed was developed in the seventeenth century in Holland from wild birds acquired by Dutch traders and seamen from what is now known as Indonesia. The Dutch Chicken
is still one of the most popular chicken breeds in Holland and is also quite popular in England.
There are at least 20 known varieties of the Dutch Bantam Chicken
, but only eleven of them are recognized by the American Poultry Association. All Dutch Bantam Chickens
have a bluish horn beak; orange red eyes, with slate blue shanks and feet. This is a good looking breed that is great for exhibition, with an upright carriage and a long tail.
The Dutch Bantam Chicken
is a fairly dependable layer of small brown eggs, laying approximately 2 per week. This docile chicken breed can sometimes have a nervous personalities, but most are good brooders and mothers. Dutch Bantam Chickens
bear confinement well but they are not as winter hardy as other breeds of chicken.