Get ready for some feathery flair with Valley Hatchery’s Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam Chickens, the epitome of ornamental charm and character. These little showstoppers are perfect for exhibition, flaunting their signature short legs and dramatic, large upright tails that eclipse their heads. With their active nature and capability to lay a respectable number of small, tinted eggs, they’re as functional as they are fancy. Weighing just about 26oz for roosters and 22oz for hens, they are the perfect size for any backyard enthusiast or show bird aficionado.
Hailing from Japan in the 1700s, the Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam brings more than just good looks; it carries a legacy. Known for their unique features like wings that almost graze the ground and a prominent comb, these bantams are also recognized for their arched black tail feathers that add a dramatic flair. Perfect for those who love a touch of elegance in their coop, these bantams are also incredibly easy to care for and require minimal space, making them a top choice for both new and experienced chicken keepers.
While these birds are a marvel in the world of poultry, it’s important to note the unique genetic trait that comes with this breed. The creeper gene (Cp), associated with their adorable short legs, does unfortunately lead to a lower hatch rate. But don’t let that deter you – the chicks that do hatch are truly special, with about two-thirds showcasing the sought-after short legs and the rest having normal legs.
These charming chickens have been turning heads since they were first recognized by the American Poultry Association in the Standard of Perfection in 1874. Whether you’re a seasoned poultry show-goer or looking to add some unique flair to your backyard flock, the Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam from Valley Hatchery is an unbeatable choice. Order yours today and let these miniature marvels strut their stuff in your coop!