Valley Hatchery proudly introduces the Gray Japanese Bantam Chickens, an enchanting and practical choice for poultry enthusiasts. These charming birds are celebrated for their decorative appeal, particularly suited for exhibitions. Their captivating gray and black feathering adds a unique elegance to their appearance. With their active nature, these chickens are a delightful addition to any flock.
One of the most distinctive features of the Gray Japanese Bantam is their short legs, complemented by large combs and tails that strikingly extend well above their heads. These features not only add to their aesthetic appeal but also signify the breed’s adherence to the Standards of Perfection for exhibition purposes. Despite their ornate appearance, these bantams are known for their practicality, requiring minimal feed and space to thrive, making them an ideal choice for small-scale poultry keepers.
In terms of egg production, these bantams lay a fair amount of small, tinted eggs. The roosters and hens maintain a modest size, generally weighing 26oz and 22oz respectively, which adds to their manageability and charm.
It’s important to note the presence of the ‘creeper’ (Cp) gene in this breed, a dominant genetic trait responsible for their short legs. While this gene contributes to their unique look, it does result in a reduced hatch rate, with a mix of short-legged and normal-legged offspring among those that do hatch.
Valley Hatchery is thrilled to offer the Gray Japanese Bantam Chickens, a breed that brings a blend of beauty, history, and practicality. These birds not only boast a visually appealing appearance but also serve as great pets for those seeking a compact and efficient breed for their backyard. Add these exquisite birds to your collection and enjoy the unique experience they offer!