DUTCH BANTAM BREEDERS

 

 

 

 

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DUTCH BANTAM

Country of Origin: The Netherlands

Category:  True Bantam

Egg Colour:  Tinted (Sitters)

 

BREEDERS        

COLOURS

AREA

CONTACT DETAILS

Jaco de Wet

128,136,232, 476,702,744, 812, 820

Tzaneen

admin@poultryclubsa.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

The Dutch Bantam or Hollandse Kriel originated in Holland round about 1882 and is recognised in the Netherlands Book of Standards since 1906. It first appeared in the UK about 1970 where it is initially called the Old Dutch Bantam. In South Africa it was shown for the first time in Polokwane in 1996. It is possibly one of the smallest bantams around and looks in some way like the Rosecomb Bantam, although it has a distinct type of its own. It is found in several colours, and is really a beautiful little bird.

 

BREEDING

Dutch Bantams are one of the smallest breeds of bantam, and are one of the true bantams. Males should weigh no more than 550 grams, and females 450 grams. Due to their light weight and relatively large wings, Dutch Bantams fly rather well. The original type of plumage for Dutch Bantams was a partridge pattern. Today, there are dozens of colours.  All varieties should have a comb with 5 points, white earlobes, slate blue legs, apart from certain varieties and white skin.

The breed is friendly in temperament, but somewhat flighty. Their small size and comb type makes them not especially cold hardy. Dutch Bantam hens make good mothers and will easily go broody. Uniquely for bantams, and especially ones popular in showing, Dutch Bantams lay well; they can produce 160 cream or white eggs in a year, though the size of the egg is much smaller than commercial layers. Due to their friendly character and egg laying ability, the breed is well suited to hobbyists and backyard keepers needing a bantam sized bird.

 

 

 

COLOUR

CODE

COLOUR DESCRIPTION

476

232

744

256

868

264

684

682

702

628

380

376

128

820

168

520

812

568

312

358

300

456

176

124

184

792

288

136

382

522

530

648

756

GOLDEN PARTRIDGE   

BLUE PARTRIDGE      

SILVER PARTRIDGE   

BLUE SILVER PARTRIDGE

YELLOW PARTRIDGE

BLUE YELLOW PARTRIDGE

RED SHOULDER SILVER PARTRIDGE

RED SHOULDER BLUE SILVER PARTRIDGE

SALMON

PILE

CUCKOO PARTRIDGE  

CUCKOO

BLACK                                

WHITE                            

BLUE                               

LAVENDER                              

WHEATEN                                    

MILLEFLEUR (PORCELAIN)      

BUFF COLUMBIAN                   

COLUMBIAN/LIGHT/ERMINE     

BUFF BLUE COLUMBIAN          

GOLDEN BIRCHEN                   

BLUE GOLDEN BIRCHEN        

BIRCHEN                                  

BLUE SILVER BIRCHEN            

SPLASH (BLUE)                        

BUFF                                              

BLUE TAIL BUFF                          

CUCKOO SILVER PARTRIDGE   

LAVENDER CUCKOO                     

LAVENDER QUAIL                        

QUAIL                                            

SILVER QUAIL                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

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