Japanese Bantams are true bantams and their looks are unlike any other breed. They are a very old breed, going back at least 300 years. With their short legs and forward tilted tails (in most other breeds such a tail is called a squirrel tail) they look very unusual and attractive.
Japanese bantams are very small birds, weighing less than 800 grams. They are a fancier’s breed, lay very few tiny eggs (even in comparison to their body size) and are quite flighty.
Overseas they come in a rainbow of colours but here in New Zealand they are one of the rarest poultry breeds and mainly come in white and black tailed white.