- Black Tailed Buff Japanese Bantam
When it comes to Japanese Bantam chickens, the breeders at Cackle Hatchery offer plenty to choose from. This breed originated in Japan hundreds of years ago, and it has since become a popular choice among anyone in search of a pet or show chicken. The Black Tailed Buff Japanese Bantam variety was admitted into the American Poultry Standard of Perfection in 1983, and it has several distinct features. From the arched tail feathers to the short legs, this unique bird is visually stunning and general well behaved. Order your baby chicks today, and remember to contact us if you have any questions!
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PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Single Comb Clean Legged (Other than Game) Bantams
- Weights - Hen -------22 oz Rooster----26 oz
Pullet------20 oz Cockerel---22 oz
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental; Exhibition & Production
- Egg Shell Color: Cream or Tinted bantam sized eggs
- Egg Production: Fair
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Variable
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin - Japan
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: No
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of Japanese Bantam chicken breed since 1973.
GREAT SMALL BREED OF BIRDS Review by CO8728
I have had this breed for a couple of years and I can tell you that the hens are great mothers and great egg layers. They will even lay a couple of eggs in the winter and I am in Colorado so I was surprised when they laid some eggs! I really like cackle hatchery birds as they are beautiful and their birds never disappoint me. I will always order from cackle hatchery! (Posted on 10/31/2019)
Very pleased Review by Christy S
The chicks were healthy, they are grown now and showed very well at 4H fair. The judge was surprised they were mail order. Good quality. (Posted on 10/25/2019)
Cute choice Review by Mandy
The chicks all survived transport. My kids adore their tiny little legs. They are bit more flighty than the Old English Game bantams, but not aggressive. On the whole, a good choice. (Posted on 10/24/2019)
Nice, Small and Fun Birds Review by Dodge Dart, MO
My son and I liked the Japanese. We liked how the tails touch their heads. My son chose the Black Tailed Buff. He ordered 5 chicks and received 6 in good health in April. They were easy for him to take care of. When they got big enough to fly out of their box, 1 got lost in his bedroom; Thank the Lord he heard it peeping and found it before it got too cold! It's been fun watching them grow. He has 3 hens and 3 roosters and they're all doing well! Their tails actually do touch their heads sometimes! They are nice and quiet birds and good for eating bugs out of gardens because they are small and don't squish the plants. We are really pleased with them! (Posted on 10/23/2019)
Thanks a Million Review by Edsel Michigan May 2015
I want to thank you for packing my chick order. You did an outstanding job. The chickens came at 8:15 am Wednesday morning in good health. I also would like to thank Tiffany for calling me on my replacement of short legged chicks. Thank again for the wonderful service and i will recommend friends to your hatchery. (Posted on 11/18/2015)