Pyncheon Bantams

"Lady Pyncheon," a Pyncheon bantam hen
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney

Pyncheons are true bantams, having no counterpart among the large fowl. They have a Mille Fleur color pattern, a small single comb, and a tassel (small backwards growing crest) extending from a bony protuberance on the skull. The breed is among the rarest of the bantams, although they have been around for a long time. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote of them in 1850 and stressed their antiquity at that time.

These birds are good layers for bantams and also good broodies. Chicks are nearly a solid buff with some gray blotches.


Pyncheon Links:

An SPPA article on Pyncheon Bantams

Pyncheons at Hink-jc Mountain Poultry


A Pyncheon cockerel
Photo courtesy of Rusty Hart

A Pyncheon cock
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney

A trio of Porcelain Pyncheons
Photo courtesy of Charlie & Jody Hinkle

A breeding pen of Pyncheons
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney

Pyncheon heads
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney

Pyncheon cockerels
Photo courtesy of Charlie & Jody Hinkle

A Pyncheon pullet
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney

Another Pyncheon rooster
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney

Pyncheon portraits: cockerel and pullet
Photo courtesy of Charlie & Jody Hinkle

A Pyncheon male with a pen of Mille Fleur OEG bantam hens
Photo courtesy of Robert Sweeney


A Pyncheon chick
Photo courtesy of Stefan

A Porcelain Pyncheon chick
Photo © Charlie & Jody Hinkle

Two Pyncheon chicks
Photos © Charlie & Jody Hinkle


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