Dutch Bantam Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Hollandse Krielsen

The basics:
The Dutch Bantam Chicken is a very old breed of poultry which was developed in the Netherlands in the 1600’s. The original Dutch Bantams are believed to have been brought to the Netherlands by Dutch sailors who were returning from the Indonesian Islands.

Types: Bantam
Varieties (Single Comb): The Dutch Bantam comes in a variety of colors, but the following are recognized: Blue Cream Light Brown, Blue Light Brown, Cream Light Brown, Black, Light Brown, and Silver. Other colors that are not recognized include, White, Red Plye, Wheaten, Blue Partridge, Lavender, and many more.
Uses: Ornamental, Pets
Weight: 19 - 21 oz
Personality: These sweet and inquisitive miniature chickens make great family pets, especially for children.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
To prevent your Dutch bantams from getting eaten by hawks, or flying away, an enclosed pen is suggestible.


tiny chickens, smallest breeds, great pets, urban areas, friendly chicken, lovely tail


Broody hens


moderately productive egglayer, cream colored feathers, long black tail, richest tasting eggs

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