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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Rose-Comb Bantams


Rose-comb Bantams are miniature Hamburgs. There are two varieties - the Black and the White. The cocks have a small, round head; a short and slightly curved beak; large, prominent, bright eyes; rose comb, square in front, fitting firmly on the head, evenly corrugated on the upper surface, and ending in a spike with a light upward curve; flat, closely fitting earlobes; broad, thin, smooth, and well-rounded wattles; neck small at the head, increasing in size as it approaches the shoulders, nicely arched, and carried well back; abundant hackle of good length, sweeping over the shoulders and tapering toward the tail; long and plentiful saddle feathers; full, round breast, carried prominently forward; plump, compact, and symmetrical body; wings large, the points carried low, the secondaries slightly expanded; full, expanded tail, carried rather high and furnished with long curving sickles and coverts; short, well-rounded thighs, and short, clean, tapering shanks.

The head of the hen should be small and neatly rounded; eyes bright and full; comb of the same character as the cock's but smaller and neater; flat, smooth earlobes; small wattles; short, tapering neck, carried well back; short back; full, prominent breast; compact body; ample wings, but not drooping so much as the cock's; full, expanded upright tail; short, round thighs, and short, tapering shanks.

The plumage of the Black Rose-comb Bantam is lustrous black, and of the White, pure spotless white. The beak of the Black is black or dark horn color; of the White, yellow. The earlobes of the Black are pure white; of the White, red. The shanks of the Black are dark, leaden blue; of the White, yellow.


FOR FURTHER READING...

The following images come from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Rosecomb Bantams page contains further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl.


Black Rose-comb Hen Blue Rose-comb Hen White Rose-comb Cock Black Rose-comb Chick

Image Credits (from left to right): Courtesy of Shannon Doane; Courtesy of Virginia Martin and Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Shannon Doane; Courtesy of Barry Koffler

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