Bantam availability for 2019 will be updated in January. Thanks for your patience! (Counting chickens before they hatch is a notoriously tricky business.)
Of all the ornamental chicken breeds, the Silkie Bantam is the most popular and most loved. Can't you tell why? They're the lap dog of the chicken world, complete with hair-like plumage and an incredibly sweet temperament. Silkies were originally bred in China, where they are still kept (and eaten) today. They have black skin and bones and 5 toes instead of the normal 4. In addition, Silkie hens make wonderful mothers and are even known to adopt baby ducks if given the chance! You will get a mix of bearded and non-bearded varieties with your Silkie order.
And, according to a recent poll we conducted, Silkies are a favorite choice
as a pet for children! When stacked up against super popular breeds like
Orpingtons, Cochins, Brahmas and Easter Eggers, they were
a top choice. See the results, here.
Baby Chicks: Behind the Scenes