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Booted Bantam Chicken Breed

Booted Bantam Chicken Breed

Booted Bantam Chicken Breed

The Booted Bantam chicken breed, originally from Asia, was developed in Holland. The chicken breed is one of the oldest known Dutch breeds with paintings of the chicken breed dating back to the seventeenth century.

The Booted Bantam chicken breed is a true bantam breed, characterized by it’s large wattles and a distinct “U” shape between the neck and tail. The Booted Bantam also has highly distinctive vulture hocks. The original name of the chicken breed was “Sabelpoot Kriel”, which translates to “sword-legged bantam”.

Booted Bantams were imported to the US in the 1830s and further developed in Massachusetts. There are now more than 20 varieties in Holland and the Non-bearded Mille Fleur is the most prominent.

Booted Bantam Chicken Breed Profile

Class: Feather Legged Bantams

Varieties: Non-bearded white, non-bearded Mille Fleur, non-bearded porcelain, non-bearded black, non-bearded self blue

Weight: Rooster:26 ounces     Hen:22 ounces     cockerel:22 ounces     pullet:20 ounces

Comb: medium single with 5 evenly serated points

Tail: long and erect. Carried at a 75 degree angle

Legs; Feathered with vultue hocks and foot feathering

Eggs: tiny and cream white

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