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They won’t be available long. nankin are notorious broody, that’s probably why there is such a limited number of them!

The Nankin is thought to be one of the oldest true bantam breeds, originating somewhere in Southeast Asia. Though they first became widespread in the West only in the 18th century, there is evidence for their presence in England going back to the 16th century. As a bantam long present in the UK especially, the Nankin contributed to the formation of many other bantams more common today, such as the Sebright.Nankin are listed as ‘Critical’ on the endangered chicken breeds list of the Livestock Conservancy.They are very rarely found in the USA.

The number of Nankins declined in the West after the mid 19th century, along with the importation of newer and more exotic Asian breeds. Though their popularity with poultry fanciers waned, the use of broody Nankin hens to incubate game bird eggs may have kept the breed from disappearing altogether.

Interest in Nankins in North America largely sprung out of attention from the American Bantam Association in the 1960s.Today, Nankins are recognised by the American Bantam Association, and have been accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection as of 2012. A US breed club was formed for the first time in 2006. They are classified as critically endangered by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

In 2002 the total number for the breed was estimated at 50–100 birdsthe conservation status of the Nankin was listed by the FAO as “critical” in 2007. In 2017, the Nankin was not among the “priority breeds” on the watchlist of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

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