- Mille fleur bantams generally have great temperaments, making them easy birds to handle for the novice chicken keeper or for kids. It is because of this that they make excellent pet chickens. Their mahogany feathers with speckles get more and more beautiful after each molt. Mille Fleur in French translates to "thousand flowers". This bantam originated in Belgium. APPROX. 100 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 2.5 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.