After 2 years of keeping chickens, I've only had and breed Silkies. I love their look, their temper and their adorable eggs! I swore no other chicken could steal my heart or my coop space.
However, I had found myself looking into Japanese bantams more and more. So small, and regal with their flaring tall tails. Also, the thought that I could have 2 of the only bantam heritage breeds out there... well... WOOHOOO!
I thought even more about it, and did some research on silkie feathered japanese bantams, and they are getting popular in Europe, but are so rare in the US they are unheard of! BREEDING PROGRAM IDEAS!!!!
So swept away in my fantasies, hubby and I changed the old duck house into a new mini coop with run and after some months of searching I introduce you to:
My new Japanese Grey Bantams
Gingko: the 6 week old roo
Calla and Canna the 6 week old pullet and 2.5 week old pullet
and the unknown 2.5 week old, who may be a roo too!