Booted Bantam Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Dutch Booted Bantam; Sablepoot

The basics:
The Booted Bantam Chicken is one of the true bantam breeds, that is closely related to the Belgian Bearded d'Uccle. Their origins are unclear, however the Booted Bantam was first imported to North America from Germany in the early 20th century. They are now a rare breed but have a loyal following.

Booted Bantams are often confused with the Bearded d'Uccle. Unlike d'Uccle chickens, they lack beards and muffs.

Types: Bantams
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue, Lavender, Mille Fleur, Porcelain, White
Uses: Brooding, Pets, Ornamental
Weight: 22 - 26 oz
Personality: Booted bantams are very sweet and adorable creatures.
Broody: Yes, excellent mother
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: Cream
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
Feather footed breeds often fall victim to scaly mites. Check your Booted Bantams once a month to make sure their legs are smooth, and healthy. If you notice scaly mites, rub oil on their legs to suffocate the mites, or invest in a spray for mites.

If left to walk on snow, your Booted Bantams can get frostbitten toes. If possible, keep your birds off snow, or check them every night to remove ice balls collecting on their foot feathering.

To be safe from hawks, your bantams may need raised inside of an enclosed pen.


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Booted Bantam Chicken

From Christina_ruth Sep 19 2015 11:12PM


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