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Is this a bantam or malnutrition?

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This is a about a 3-4 month old chicken that belongs to my step-son.
They feed it 100% scratch!
And yes we have told them many times how horrible that is, but he is only 7yrs old and the grown-ups don't seem to get it.
Do you think this is a true bantam or just an extremly small chicken from malnutrition?
The feed bowl is only about 2.5 inches tall.
Thank you


Edited by dyrdahlc - 9/26/15 at 8:04pm
post #2 of 9

Even for a bantam, he is tiny.

post #3 of 9

:welcome

 

I can't say for this specific bird, but I've seen lots and lots of birds raised only on scratch, or cornmeal, etc. They've never been stunted, so I'm thinking this bird is a bantam.

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post #4 of 9

Definitely a bantam.

post #5 of 9
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Great, thank you!
post #6 of 9
Bantam, maybe a Japanese bantam.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #7 of 9
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Great, thank you!


You're welcome.

post #8 of 9

Looks like a serama to me.   They can mature to 1 lb. or so for the smaller show class ones,   bigger breeders would weigh more.

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post #9 of 9

Looks like a regular (albeit small) bantam to me. Probably a Serama.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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