Rosecomb Bantam

A Black Rosecomb bantam poses in front of a beige background.

Rosecombs are a fancy, proud little breed of chicken. They're "true bantams" meaning there is no standard-size version of this chicken. They're not particularly hardy or easy to raise and are kept mainly for exhibition, so these beautiful birds aren't recommended for first-time poultry keepers who just want a friendly, egg-laying pet!


Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Bantam
Size: Bantam
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Ornamental
Recognized Varieties: Officially recognized colors: Black, White and Blue. Unrecognized colors: Barred, Mottled, Lemon Blue, Red Pyle, Splash and more!

Egg Facts:

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

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Tolerates confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Likes to fly!