The Dutch Bantam (or De Hollandse Krielan) in its country of origin has been around for a long time, though in The Netherlands a club was only formed on 1 December 1946. The breed first appeared in this country around the late 1960s and a club was formed in 1982. Since then the breed has gone from strength to strength with 13 colours standardised although in the Netherlands many more varieties keep appearing
Uses: Exhibition / Ornamental. Eggs: 80 – 160 tinted.
Weight: Bantam Cock: 500 – 550g, Hen: 400 – 450g.
Useful to Know
A true bantam. Hardy. Can make a good broody but only covers a small number of eggs. Good temperament and can become quite friendly