- The Old English Bantam originated in England and were raised for cock fighting. The sport was banned in 1849 and today the birds are raised for exhibition. The upright appearance and confidence in this breed sets it apart and makes it noticeable. APPROX. 100 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 2.5 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.