Valley Hatchery proudly offers the captivating Columbian Rock Bantam Chickens, a distinguished breed that has been a part of the American poultry landscape since its recognition by the American Poultry Association in 1960. These chickens are miniature versions of the Columbian Plymouth Rock Standard breed, renowned for their striking appearance and gentle nature. Ideal for backyard poultry enthusiasts and poultry show exhibitors alike, these chickens are known for their calm and friendly demeanor, making them a joy to raise.
The Columbian Rock Bantam is celebrated for its unique and eye-catching color pattern. The birds display a stunning white body, elegantly contrasted with black markings on their neck, saddle, wings, and tail. The roosters exhibit a regal appearance with their white head, back, and thighs, complemented by hackle and sickle feathers that are iridescent black, laced with silvery white. Their main tail feathers are mostly solid black. The hens feature white bodies with black necks intricately laced in white, along with some black tail feathers. This distinct and appealing coloration makes the Columbian Rock Bantam a standout in any flock or show setting.
Not only are these chickens aesthetically pleasing, but they are also practical and adaptable. They are known for their efficient feed consumption and minimal space requirements, making them a cost-effective choice for poultry keepers. The breed is productive, laying a good number of small brown eggs, and offers a balance between ornamental and functional attributes. The Columbian Rock Bantam is a hardy breed, capable of thriving in colder climates and adapting well to both confined and free-range living conditions. With their single comb and clean legs, these chickens are not only visually striking but also easy to care for.
As a recognized breed in the American Poultry Association’s Single Comb Clean Legged Bantam Class, the Columbian Rock Bantam Chickens have established their place in poultry shows and backyards alike. For those in search of a pet or show chicken that combines stunning looks with a gentle nature and practical qualities, the Columbian Rock Bantam Chickens from Valley Hatchery are an exceptional choice. Add these delightful birds to your flock and enjoy the unique combination of beauty, personality, and utility they offer.