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Young Nankin cockerels.

This advert is located in and around Bridport, Dorset

Advert Description

We have have two young boys that were hatched in July.They are free.and I could deliver within Devon, Dorset or Hampshire. They have the great advantage that their crow is pretty quiet compared to other breeds and they make good garden hens.
These birds are very rare. They are one of the oldest true bantams to be introduced in the UK, thought to be around the 1800 from China / Asia.
In 1960 rare breed enthusiast Andrew Sheppy set out to track down the last Nankin flock. They were widely believed to be extinct. He discovered that a Mrs Peters from Sussex was rumoured to own a flock of Nankin bantams. He travelled to her farm & to his amazement a large flock of Nankins were running around. They were the only chickens the family owned. He purchased a trio for £1 & began a breeding programme, along with a small number of other fanciers who also purchased stock from the Peters' family. They remain part of the rare breed society & need a dedicated following to keep them going.

Additional Information

Advert Type
Private Advert
Nankin Bantam
Current Age
5 months