Dutch Bantam

A blue Dutch Bantam hen and rooster pose in front of a white background.

Dutch Bantams are "true bantams", meaning there is no standard-size version of the breed. These fancy little guys come in a ton of varieties like Partridge, Golden Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Blue Ducking, Cukoo, Blue Golden, Self Blue and others. Dutch Bantam hens are very good setters/brooders and make good, protective mothers.


Class: Single Comb Clean Legged Other Than Game Bantam
Type: Bantam
Size: Bantam
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Ornamental
Recognized Varieties: Official: Blue Light Brown, Light Brown, Silver. Unofficial: too many to list!

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color: Light Brown
Egg Size: Tiny (bantam)

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Not cold hardy
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Friendly but prone to nervousness