These beautiful Bantams are one of my favourite breed. They have been believed to have been kept in the Netherlands from the 17th century. They are a solid, compact birds that carry themselves proudly with their heads carried further back with
a high chest.
They are refered to as a 'Booted' Bantam due to the vast amount of feathering produced from their hocks. This amount of feathering is a gardener's ideal breed as they are unable to do a great deal of damage to prized borders! This does however mean that cleanliness is a must as their feathering on the feet can become dirty, dusty and susceptible to becoming stuck together with the matting of muck.
Their docile, sociable attitude won my heart along time ago! They are a hardy breed and flightless which makes them an ideal first breed. Another factor with the Booted Bantams is the good production of eggs during laying season. They can be hard to rear as many of them, despite being known as sitters, are not necessarily going to do so! Many colours available although some are very rare.
BBUK Sablepoot Breeds:
Lemon/Citrus Sablepoot Bantams
Porcelain Sablepoot Bantams
For Sablepoot Hatching Eggs