“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” – Ayn Rand
Hamburg bantams are a miniaturized version of the famous large fowl that has been kept for centuries for both its beauty and its egg laying abilities. As a boy my great aunt had what was to me a magical flock of gold and yellow spangled bantams that roosted in an old dogwood tree behind her garage. From where this flock came and to where it went I can only guess, but what it inspired lives on in the birds you see here on this page: the Gold and citron spangled hamburg bantams of One Earth Farm.
We developed both the gold spangled and the citron spangled hamburg bantams here at the farm from crosses involving two lines of silver spangled hamburg bantams and two lines of gold penciled hamburg bantams. Many have claimed that achieving a clearly spangled tail on a gold bird was impossible, but as the pictures on these pages attest that is not the case. Both our citron spangled and gold spangled hamburg bantam hens have well marked tails and with each generation the roosters inch ever nearer to joining them.