- Old English Game Bantam Special
Cackle Hatchery® offers the Old English bantams special package. You could receive any of the following color varieties: Ginger Red, Silver Duckwing, Spangled, White, Blue, Black, Mille Fleur, Crele, Self Blue, Wheaten, Splash, Black Breasted Red, Brown Red, Barred, Brassy Back, Golden Duckwing, or Red Pyle. We will give you the best assortment as possible based on what hatched.
"Sorry we do not tell you what color we sent with this package and we do not keep records of what breeds are sent"
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
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: Game Bantams (All Colors)
- Weights - Hen -------22 oz Rooster----24 oz
Pullet------20 oz Cockerel---22 oz
- Purpose and Type - Ornamental; Exhibtion and Production
- Egg Shell Color - Cream or Tinted Bantam Sized Egg
- Egg Production - Poor
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 3+ feet
- Country of Origin - Europe
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: No
Wonderful experience Review by E. Barr
My son wanted OEGB and we decided on this hatchery. Wonderful assortment of colors and every chick survived plus there was extra. My son was tickled and took really good care of them and they are super friendly! Will be ordering more next year. (Posted on 11/4/2019)
Excellent quality Review by Brad K. Washington
We purchased a Old English Game Bantam special this spring 2019 for our daughter to show and they turned out very nice! The birds were high quality and almost all were show quality, very nice birds for the money! Will definitely be ordering these again. (Posted on 11/4/2019)
Best Chickens, Couldn't Be More Pleased :) Review by Kat
Last year I ordered five and received six, one of which died in the feed, and three of which were roosters. We kept one of the three roosters and he's the best rooster we've ever had. He's not aggressive or possessive, but protects the hens. Whenever we have a bonfire or something loud or threatening is outside he always gathers up all of the hens and brings them inside of the coop. One of our hens would constantly escape. We couldn't figure out how, but she did. After months of patching up suspicious looking crevasses we found that she would shimmy under the coop and out into the yard! After this problem was fixed, she went broody and actually raised the chicks. Not only is this extremely rare for this breed, but she raised them. Even hens we've ordered that are said to be fantastic mothers never raised chicks. Sometimes even attacked them once the hatched. My last hen is the equivalent of a pet. Every time I walk into the coop she follows me around and talks to me. I can pick her up without the hassle of chasing her around. She just lets me pick her up because she loves to be pet. Not only are their temperaments superb, but they're easy keeper and lay a large amount of rich eggs. However, they are smaller than a table spoon, which makes sense based on their size. And are not good free rangers. (Posted on 7/19/2019)
Follow up on my order Review by Patricia June 2009
Hey Cackle Hatchery I can't begin to explain how satisfied I am with my fifteen Old English bantams. Every morning is a joy to wake up to the sound of a tiny rooster crowing. They were born on the 3 or 4 of May and I can't believe they are crowing already, trult a joy, thanks again to every one involved in the great hatchery you run. i am so happy I ordered fifteen more today can't wait to get them. Thanks again. Keep up the good work. (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Bill Iowa April 2014
Just want to thank you for the chicks. Their was 2 dead, but you sent extras so all is well and they look good. You just won a new customer!!! Would like to order more later. Thanks again. (Posted on 11/6/2015)