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Are Orpingtons considered bantams?

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Some posts I see say orpington bantams. My orpingtons are pretty big to be bantams so is there a difference between orpingtons and orpington bantams?

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Hi there!

As I understand it, bantams are like mini versions of normal size chickens, and many breeds come in bantam version. I've never had any though, so I'm no expert- all my girls are normal size.

Hope this helps!

3 Barred Rocks- You, Ostrich, And(roo), 2 Ameraucanas- Marilyn, Lessa, 1 Red Sex Link- Peaches, 1 White Rock- Pee, 2 Brahmas- Menolly, Del ~ The 8: Polish Crested Rooster, 3 Cochins(2 White, 1 Buff), 5 toed Salmon Faverolle, Egyptian Fayoumi(named Sparrow), Maran(Brekke), 1 Unknown that looks like an Americauana.

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3 Barred Rocks- You, Ostrich, And(roo), 2 Ameraucanas- Marilyn, Lessa, 1 Red Sex Link- Peaches, 1 White Rock- Pee, 2 Brahmas- Menolly, Del ~ The 8: Polish Crested Rooster, 3 Cochins(2 White, 1 Buff), 5 toed Salmon Faverolle, Egyptian Fayoumi(named Sparrow), Maran(Brekke), 1 Unknown that looks like an Americauana.

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3 Barred Rocks- You, Ostrich, And(roo), 2 Ameraucanas- Marilyn, Lessa, 1 Red Sex Link- Peaches, 1 White Rock- Pee, 2 Brahmas- Menolly, Del ~ The 8: Polish Crested Rooster, 3 Cochins(2 White, 1 Buff), 5 toed Salmon Faverolle, Egyptian Fayoumi(named Sparrow), Maran(Brekke), 1 Unknown that looks like an Americauana.

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3 Barred Rocks- You, Ostrich, And(roo), 2 Ameraucanas- Marilyn, Lessa, 1 Red Sex Link- Peaches, 1 White Rock- Pee, 2 Brahmas- Menolly, Del ~ The 8: Polish Crested Rooster, 3 Cochins(2 White, 1 Buff), 5 toed Salmon Faverolle, Egyptian Fayoumi(named Sparrow), Maran(Brekke), 1 Unknown that looks like an Americauana.

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Some posts I see say orpington bantams. My orpingtons are pretty big to be bantams so is there a difference between orpingtons and orpington bantams?


Orpingtons come in both standard sized and bantam sized. The two are identical in appearance with the only difference being that the standard sized Orpingtons are much larger than the bantam sized Orpingtons.

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Think LF = Large Fowl, which is the standard size orpington being the chicken equivelent to the standard sized poodle. You know the ones with the poof ball tail and the rediculas hair cuts, they are the size of a labrador. The bantam version of the Orpington is like the teacup version of the poodle, the ones that sit on the old ladies lap with short curls and barks like a little yappy dog and is usually named precious, or peaches, or fluffy.
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