Dutch Booted Bantam ;
The Booted Bantam or Dutch Booted Bantam, Dutch: Sabelpoot is a bantam type of chicken. Its name derives from the exaggerated hairs on the feet and knee joints, which are called vulture knees or “sabels” in Dutch. Booted is one of the real bantams.
The animals make a gentle, friendly, calm and cozy impression, are easy to tame and then approach the owner out of curiosity. They are suitable for beginners and because of the peaceful nature even with roosters, they are also suitable for families, provided that hygiene is observed. Since the roosters crow relatively quietly, the owner does not need a remote hermit location. All colors are grown with or without a beard.
Booted Bantam is closely related to the Belgian Barbu d’Uccle. The key differences in conformation between the two are that d’Uccle’s hair beard and Booted are higher. Booted Bantam is known today as Nederlandse Sabelpootkriel in the Netherlands. Regardless of their exact relationship, Puss in Bantams and Bearded d’Uccles are just two of a handful of chicken breeds with vulture knees (Sultans do too).
They have been found in Europe for centuries.Booted Bantam was imported from Germany to North America in the late 19th century. It was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1879. It is also recognized by the American Bantam Association and is classified in the Feather Legs group.
- Rooster 750 g,
- Hen 650 g.
Eggs and laying performance;
Depending on the color, the feather-footed bantam hens lay 80 to 160 white to brown eggs per year, usually they are given a laying capacity of 120 eggs per year. The eggs weigh up to 35 grams.
Also known by the names : Federfüßige Zwerghühner, Sabelpoot, Nana Calzata, Nederlandse Sabelpootkriel, Fodbefjerede Dværge-Sabelpoot, Millaflerka/Karzełek Łapciaty, Gaćasta Patuljasta Kokoš, Mileflerka, Rousné Zakrslé, Lábtollas Törpetyúk, Holandska Gashtata Bantamka, Pitică încălţată – Mii de Flori