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Wheaten Old English Bantam Chicks

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Valley Hatchery offers Wheaten Old English Bantam Chicks for sale, combining historical charm, striking beauty, and practicality – order chickens online to enhance your backyard flock today!

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Introducing the Wheaten Old English Bantam Chicks, a delightful and vibrant addition to any backyard flock! Recognized for their distinctive features by the American Poultry Association in 1943 (female) and 1949 (male), these charming birds are not only a sight to behold but also come with a rich history and a plethora of benefits.

Descendants of ancient cockfighting birds brought to Great Britain by the Romans in the 1st century, the Old English Game breed, from which these bantams hail, has evolved significantly. Although cockfighting was banned in 1849, the Old English Game birds, including the Wheaten variety, found new fame in poultry shows, celebrated for their beauty and temperament rather than their fighting prowess.

The Wheaten Old English Bantam is renowned for its striking plumage. The roosters boast a stunning array of orange, red, and black feathers, while the hens, though more muted, are no less beautiful with their stippled wheaten plumage and contrasting black tail feathers. While the roosters are adorned with long, flowing tail feathers, the hens present a similar yet subtler elegance, lacking the large tail feathers and exhibiting less vibrant colors.

But it’s not just about looks! These birds are incredibly practical, too. They are excellent foragers, adept at clearing unwanted insects and weeds, making them a natural pest control solution for your garden. The hens are particularly noteworthy as protective mothers, ensuring the safety and health of their chicks.

In terms of size, these bantams are comfortably compact, with hens weighing around 22 ounces and roosters slightly heavier at 24 ounces. This makes them ideal for those with limited space, as they thrive in smaller areas and require less feed than larger breeds.

Poultry enthusiasts will appreciate the Wheaten Old English Bantam’s temperament. They are known for being easy to tame and generally perform well in poultry shows, thanks to their striking appearance and amiable nature. Additionally, these bantams are productive layers, offering about 100 small brown eggs annually, a delightful bonus for any backyard farmer.

In summary, the Wheaten Old English Bantam Chicks are not just a bird to admire for their beauty and historical significance. They are also hardy, efficient, and a joy to raise, making them a popular choice for both novice and experienced poultry keepers alike. Embrace the charm and utility of these delightful birds and add a touch of historical elegance to your flock!

Gender

Straight Run (Not Sexed)

Poultry Type

Bantam Chickens

Show Class

Game Bantams

Purpose & Type

Egg Laying

Egg Shell Color

Tinted

Egg Production

Poor

Egg Size

Small

Temperament

Active

Broody

Setter

APA Recognized

Yes

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