Japanese Bantam
The Japanese Bantam is a truly unusual breed of chicken! It's one of the few breeds that's a "true bantam", meaning it is not and never was bred as a standard-size chicken. They're extremely short-legged, their tails should be well-spread and pointing almost straight up, and their combs and wattles should be proportionally very large (which makes them susceptible to frostbite).

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Black Tailed Japanese Pair
Class: Single Comb Clean Legged Other Than Game Bantam
Type: Bantam
Size: Bantam
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Ornamental
Recognized Varieties: White, Black, Black Tailed White, Black Tailed Buff, Barred, Brown Red, Grey, Wheaten


Egg Laying: Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Tiny (bantam)


Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4


Hardy In Winter: No
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Fun to have around; easily tamed