SURREY POULTRY. Old Lane, Ockham, Cobham, Surrey. KT11 1NH
image Pekin Bantam

Pekin Bantam

The bantam of all bantams - A True Bantam!

Originating from China they lay a white or creamy egg. They are a beautiful breed with their short stout body, feathery feet and full curved tail. Pekins make excellent pets due to their very docile nature and size making them easy for children to handle. They are a great beginners bantam. People also keep Pekins for broody qualities and for showing. There are many colours available including Buff, White, Lavender and Partridge.

Egg productivity = 50 to 120 per year
Egg colour = Creamy white
Likely to go broody = Yes

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Silkie Bantam

Believed to have originated from India or China the Silkie is a lightweight chicken with fine fluffy feathers, short tail with a crest of fluffy feathers on their head. Silkies also make excellent pets due to their very docile nature and size making them easy for children to handle. They are a great beginners bantam. People also keep Silkies for broody qualities and for showing. These birds are flightless due to being a ball of fluff rather than feathers! There are many colours available including Buff, White, Lavender and Partridge.

Egg productivity = 100 to 180 per year
Egg colour = Cream
Likely to go broody = Yes

image Welsummer Bantam

Welsummer Bantam

This is a smaller (Bantam) version of the Welsummer large fowl

Originating in Holland and named after the village of Welsum these birds have the most magnificent rustic red, firery orange, brown plumage. Welsummers are particularly recognised for the large size and colour of their very dark terracotta eggs. They are both friendly and hardy birds that love foraging.

Egg productivity = 150 to 180 per year
Egg colour = dark brown, terracotta
Likely to go broody = Yes

image Rhode Island Red Bantam

Rhode Island Red Bantam

This is a smaller (Bantam) version of the Rhode Island Red large fowl.

These are one of my favourites. Originating in America hence the name Rhode Island Reds these lovely birds with good egg quality. They have beautiful dark burgundy/chestnut feathers and are very friendly birds. They are hardy and great foragers if given the chance.

Egg productivity = 180 to 220 per year
Egg colour = Mid brown sometimes pinkish
Likely to go broody = Yes

image Light Sussex Bantam

Light Sussex Bantam

This is a smaller (Bantam) version of the Light Sussex large fowl.

The Light Sussex originated in Britain. The Bantam light Sussex is identical to the Large Fowl in markings and colour. The Sussex Bantam is a very docile bird which is happy to live in the back yard and will occasionally go broody.

Egg productivity = 220 to 260 per year
Egg colour = Creamy brown
Likely to go broody = Occassionally

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