The Pictave is a true bantam from Poitou, France. It is a very old breed that was owned by Gallic tribes that came to France during the Roman invasion. Due to the Pictave’s small appetite and mothering skills it was very popular in the early twentieth century for incubating pheasant eggs. By 1970, the breed became very rare. Today, the Pictave remains uncommon, but its presence has proved to be steady.
Varieties (Single Comb): Gold Partridge
Uses: Brooding, Pets, Preservation,
Weight: 1 - 2 lbs
Personality: The Pictave is a spry bird with a cherry nature. They tame easily and make fine pets.
Broody: Yes, excellent mothers
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Small - Medium
What else you should know:
It is often best to house bantams inside of enclosed pens, as they are prone to hawk attacks.