From Murry McMurray
"The history of these can be traced back to Japanese paintings over 300 years old. These bantams carry their tails upward and higher than the head. The wings angle down and back along the sides. Good layers, nice for show, and very popular. Because of a genetic characteristic in Japanese bantams there is no such thing as a pure short legged Japanese. You may experience some chicks with medium to long legs. With white feathers over their entire body and the red comb and face, and the typical Japanese style, these bantams look like they own the farm as they strut around."
My hen is little and full of energy. She started laying little white eggs around 11 weeks old and even in this really cold weather has continued. She is quite active bur very very friendly. I would really recommend you get Japanese hens.