Sablepoots (Booted Bantams)

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History

The Sablepoot (aka Sabelpoot) is an authentic Booted Bantam (“Booted”).   Its name is derived from the extravagant feathering on the feet and hock joints, which are called vulture hocks or "sabels" in Dutch. With no large fowl counterpart from which it was miniaturized, the Booted is one of the true bantams, and listed as a rare breed by The Rare Poultry Society.  Sablepoots  have a complex European history which spreads over Great Britain, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium (where it is believed they were crossed with the Barbu d'Anvers to create the Barbu d'Uccles). Sablepoots have tighter neck feathering than Barbu d'Uccles, with no beard or neck boule. 

 

Lemon Millefleur Sablepoots

In French, "Mille Fleur" literally translates as "Thousand Flowers", which is an abstract description of the uniquely beautiful feather patterns and coloration of these birds.  The plumage of Lemon Millefleur Sablepoots is striking, with the contrast of their lemon feathers splash with black and white markings.  Long kept as pets in addition to being shown, Sablepoots are usually friendly and calm. Hens readily go broody, and lay very small eggs that are white or tinted in color. Their egg production is respectable for bantams, especially in the summer.

Lemons in the U.S.?

While there are several self-colored and various Millefleur Sablepoot colors in Europe, the most admired, sought after and almost impossible to find color, here in the United States, is the Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot.  RNK Farms has a very limited stock that we will make available in 2019.

RNK Farms, Multi-Country Registered Sablepoot Breeder -  RNK Farms is a multi-country registered breeder of authentic Lemon Millefleur Sablepoots.  We are registered in the United Kingdom and United States.  Our Lemons came from various authentic European bloodlines and are not the product of hybridized crossing of other chicken breeds.

 

The Journey

Join us on our journey!  As we seek to further populate Lemon Sablepoots in the U.S., we are offering straight run and starter pairs.  Please visit our For Sale page for more details. 

As our followers know, we have several chicken breeds that we raise at RNK Farms.  We are not a hatchery, so we collect for our pleasure and also to promote efforts to save rare and endangered breeds.  We highlight some of our special breeds like our Lemons from time to time, while we continuously showcase our world-class selection of Seramas.

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