What do you think? My mom had what she called Bantys when I was young in Wisconsin. Reading on them now they say infrequent layers and small eggs.I recall our eggs being slightly smaller but not much, and I don't remember infrequent laying there always seemed to be plenty when I had the collecting chore! They were tough surviving those winters too!
Bantams lay smaller eggs. I think what it means by infrequent layers is because bantam breeds are more of a pet chicken, broody hens and good mothers. Compared to some of the laying breeds like Sexlink, Leghorn, and Australorp bantams don't really hold much of a competition. Or in my experience they laid well but not as supreme as an egg laying breed. All chickens lay eggs just some better than others.