Originally Posted by Emptynester65
I ordered full size chicks from MPC. Do you think its possible they made a mistake? I was very specific with my order and the order was filled with the following 15 rare breed assorted. I called after ordering to ensure that these were full sized chickens and bantams . As I am new to this it may be that I am uneducated in chickens. I thought bantams and pullets were smaller sized than full sized chickens. Please feel free to explain the difference
Large fowl chickens vary widely in size. On the larger side would be Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Sussex, Cochins and so on. Then there are the lightweight Mediterranean breeds. Those would be Leghorns, Hamburgs, Campines, Buttercups, Polish etc. Those breeds are built much differently and are noticeably smaller than the large types. They are meant to be high egg producers but on a minimum of feed.
Yours is not a bantam. It is a Campine.