Mottled Japanese Bantam

(9 customer reviews)

As low as: $4.95

Hatching on July 10, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by July 13, 2024.

  • Mottled Japanese Bantam – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available

Seasonal/Shipped Early Feb thru Mid August.


Breed Facts

  • 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
  • Egg Shell Color: Cream or Tinted bantam sized eggs
  • Egg Production: Fair
  • Egg Size: Small
  • Temperament: Active
  • Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
  • Broody: Variable
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
  • Country of Origin – Japan
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1947
  • TLC: Yes, Threatened Status
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of Japanese Bantam chicken breed since 1973.


If you are interested in taking home beautiful Japanese Bantams, the team at Cackle Hatchery® is here to help. We offer the Mottled Japanese Bantam, a high-quality chicken that has black feathers, a large comb, and wings that touch the ground. This breed has a long history in Japan, and the American Poultry Standard of Perfection recognized this specific variety in 1947. In 2015 we added some bloodline from Paul Kroll to improve our shorter legs and wing size. Whether you are looking for a new pet or a show chicken, the Mottled Japanese Bantam is a great choice. Place your order for baby chicks today, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more details.

Read here about the Lethal creeper gene in Japanese Bantams.

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9 reviews for Mottled Japanese Bantam

  1. Whittni (@WhitsFlock)

    These Mottled Japanese are great! We kept 2 roosters and 1 pullet of this variety. 1 rooster is exceptionally docile and the other rooster is just gorgeous to look at and hand feed (he’s not a hold me cuddle type of rooster like the other). The pullet was always skittish as a chick and into a pullet as well. Normally we don’t keep any skittish chickens at all. However, she was exceptionally beautiful. Her tail is noticeably higher than our gray japanese bantam pullets and her legs are super short. I think she would place at a county fair. The roosters are glossy pretty boys. One rooster has 5 points on his comb, nice and thick–the less friendly one. The friendly roo who likes to be babied has 7 points. However I think they’re growing into gorgeous birds. I do think both the Mottled male and females are a bit bigger than other Japanese Bantam varieties I’ve raised, still VERYYYY QUIET breed and variety. I love that trait about Japanese. Between both boys, I’ve heard them crow maybe 4 times in the past month. It’s wild, and they coexist with my banty flock and OEGB rooster without any issues. One of the best breeds! Just remember they need a covered run since they’re so short. Straw helps them a lot in winter.

  2. Cute but there’s a problem


    My chickens are alive and well today I have 4 hens and 1 roo pretty good but my rooster is infertile

  3. Alyjah

    I don know

    I order 5 chicks got 4 hens and 1 rooster pretty great! But my only rooster I have isn’t fertile and is missing toe nails,

  4. Prismtz01

    Sweetest birds ever!

    I ordered 5 chicks for my little sister, and I just have to say, I’ve fallen in love with these buddies as well<3 you can’t go wrong with these little cuties!

  5. martin


    Hello and thanks for reaching out to me i really appreciate your business…i had great experience placing my order with you guys. Very friendly staff. I recieved 9 out of 5 mottled japanese bantam that i ordered on only 4 survived

  6. dk


    All my chicks did the best they’ve ever done.

  7. Packing peanut


    Got one of these that was a packing peanut in one of our local feed stores order of chickens. They sold it to me aa silkie but I knew it wasn’t.
    No one could figure out what this chicken nugget was so I emailed cackle and they responded swiftly.
    I did have a few chicks die almat immediately. Nothing was wrong. I know because I helped the feed store unliad the chicks. Lost 4 blue silkies day one but this lil nugget has been a champ and is thrivin and is really active and social. Really this breed the best so far.

  8. Noah Vance

    A great bantam to start out with!

    I purchased 15 of these in 2015. I purchased another 25 this spring(2018) and out of the 40 chicks 16 hens made it to adulthood. I have managed to hatch out over 100 chicks this spring using the older stock from 2015. They are an outstanding bantam to have on your farm. The hens sit on clutches of 10-12 eggs and every one will hatch. I would recommend this bantam 110%

  9. Emily Ohio April 2008

    Thank You Cackle Hatchery

    I received my order this morning and could not be more pleased! I ordered 30 chicks and received 57. They are beautiful! Also I want to thank you for offering a discount to 4-Hers! I really appreciate it. I will be showing my birds at the fair this year. You folks also have AWESOME customer service, so keep up the good work! You have won my business!

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