The Booted Bantam is one of the oldest and rare true Bantam breeds. Its name comes from it’s up to six-inch-long feathers that cover its feet and hock joints. These are called vulture hocks or in Dutch they are called sabels and that is why the bird is called Sablepoot in Dutch.
They are quite good egg layers.
They lay very/extra small (Bantam sized) white eggs about 150 – 180 per year
Hens get very broody making them excellent brood hens.
They are steady layers, laying consistently all year around.
They start to lay eggs from around 22 weeks old.