Pyncheon Bantam Chicken

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The basics:
The Pyncheon is a true bantam, and has an old and mysterious past. They are thought to have been developed from birds brought to northeastern United States ports by foreign ships, possibly from Belgium. Pyncheon Bantams were owned by the writer Nathanian Hawthorne, and were described in his novel, House of Seven Gables. According to Mr. Hawthorn, the Pyncheons have been in the United States since the mid-1700’s.

Types: Bantam
Varieties (Single Comb): Mille Fleur, Porcelain
Uses: Ornamental,Pets, Preservation
Weight: 22 - 24 oz
Personality: The Pynchoen is very sweet and enjoys human companionship. Cockerels are very proud and love to have crowing competitions, with their squeaky crows.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair, when not brooding (2/week)
Egg color: Cream to Brown
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
Pyncheon’s should be housed in enclosed pens, otherwise they can quickly turn into hawk bait. They should also not be expected to walk through snow accumulation.

Pyncheon’s are very rare and inbred. Many lines have troubles with fertility, and crossbreeding has been necessary. Cull hard for health, and provide proper care, housing, feed, and parasite care, and your birds will be better off for it.


affectionate bird, diminutive size, excellent brooding hens

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