The Bassette chicken was created by W. Collier around 1917. The breeder's goal was to have a smaller chicken that would producer larger eggs. During, World War II the breed almost became extinct. The few birds that remained were revived by professor Willems, of Gendt University.
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue Quail, Buff Columbian, Silver lavender Quail, Silver Quail, Quail
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental, Preservation
Weight: 2 - 3 lbs
Personality: Energetic, but will tame with handling and treats
Broody: Yes, usually in late spring
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Cream
Egg size: Medium
What else you should know:
The Bassette chicken is easily bored, and prone to feather pecking. To prevent this with chicks, use a read heat bulb. If experience feather pecking with adults, give them more space, or sprinkle their feed into straw.