Dutch Bantams

aka (incorrectly) Old Dutch Bantams

A Gold Dutch male
Photo courtesy of Peter Tasker

The Dutch bantam is a very old breed. It was kept by peasants to provide them with small eggs, as the law stated that all large eggs were to go to the Lord of the Manor.

These are among the smallest bantams: cocks weigh 21 oz., hens 19 oz., cockerels 20 oz. and pullets 18 oz.


Breed clubs:

American Dutch Bantam Society
Roy Schell
HC-65 Box 196
Wagarville, AL 36585

The Dutch Bantam Club
Mrs. C. A. Compton
Devonia, Northbrook, Micheldever,
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 3AH
England
phone: 01962-774476


Old Dutch Links:

Helen's Dutch bantam page

Dutch bantams at Ash-Ley Pines

Dutch bantams at e-chickens

An article on Dutch Bantams from the SPPA Bulletin

The Origin of Red Quill Dutch Bantams

See the Old Dutch at Sleepy Hollow Farm

Pathfinders Farm

Dutch bantams at Isle of Wight Poultry


Ed Utley's Blue Light Brown Dutch cockerel
Photo courtesy of Ed Utley

Peter's White Dutch male
Photo courtesy of Peter Tasker

Dutch pullets: A Silver Duckwing and a Gold
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Creme Blue Light Brown Dutch cock
Photo courtesy of Ed Utley

A young pair of Blue Silver Dutch bantams

A female Dutch bantam
Photo courtesy of Mary DeGayner

Here's a Creme Light Brown cockerel
Photo courtesy of Ed Utley

A seven-year-old Black Dutch rooster
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Two more Blue Light Brown Dutch males

Blue Light Brown Dutch bantam hens
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A Buff Dutch rooster from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Dutch bantams from Germany -- White, Barred and Pyle
Photos courtesy of Sascha Michel

A pair of Black Dutch bantams from the UK
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Gold Dutch bantam rooster from the UK Stafford show, 2009
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Blue Cream Light Brown Dutch pullets
Photos © Laura Haggarty

Dutch bantams on the roost
Photo courtesy of Mary DeGayner

A Silver male
Photo courtesy of Peter Tasker

More Dutch bantams: A Self Blue roo, Blue Wheaton hen and Blue pullet
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A trio of Black Dutch bantams
Photo courtesy of Helen Ørndorf

A Yellow Dutch bantam rooster from the UK
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A Cuckoo Dutch hen from Norway
Photo courtesy of Marta Sundal

Another Cream Light Brown Dutch cockerel
Photo courtesy of Roger Parker

A Pyle Dutch cockerel
Photo courtesy of Sophie Walker

A male Dutch bantam
Photo courtesy of Mary DeGayner

Dutch bantams make good mothers
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

And if you can't afford one of those fancy metal sculptures for your barn . . .
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson


Gold Partridge Dutch chicks at one day and one month
Photos courtesy of Gary Shadbolt

Black and Gold Dutch chicks
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

More Dutch chicks
Photos © Laura Haggarty

Columbian Dutch chicks
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

Small, aren't they?
Photo © Laura Haggarty


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