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What's the smallest breed of chicken?

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I was just wondering what's the smallest breed of chicken.  I'm very fond of Silkies (Iknow they are very small too).  Similar looks would be nice.  Thanks ahead of time.

post #2 of 25

serma I belieave they are less than a pound

post #3 of 25

showgirls look just like silkies but they have a neked neck...that doasnt have any feathers in that area...or fuzz...

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I lUV sIlkiES_haVe: blAck siLkie, blaCk siLkie cROsS, AND 9 SILKIE CHICKS ARRIVING NEXT MONTH!!!

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post #4 of 25

Seramas are they smallest, but they are not recognized by the APA.
Dutch or Japanese are next in the running, and they are recognized by the APA. Moderns too.

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post #5 of 25

After watching my recessive gene frizzles I was wondering if anyone breed thier chickens to be tiny on purpose? A miniture polish would be awesome. I know they have bantam polishes, I am talking one 6 inchs high (or smaller)! If they can do it with dogs I am sure you could pull it off with a chicken....

My frizzle vultures are about 6 inches high about 7 inches long if that, they are tiny birds. Still have a little room to grow thou...


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post #6 of 25

I believe that's how Seramas came to be... at least that's what I read tongue He kept the smallest and kept breeding until he got them extra small. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. A trait is a trait.... if you select for a certain trait, you can eventually get it to stick wink

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post #7 of 25

Yea, I have 3 Japanese and they are pretty small.  Smaller than any of the bantams that I have now.

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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #8 of 25

I would vote the Serama's  I ahve two in my bator right now and they run around 300 grams for an A and about 400 grams for a B!  SO cute.

Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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post #9 of 25

Dutch is the correct answer according to Bantam standard.  If you are going by weight.  Height might be a different answer............

post #10 of 25

Seramas are the worlds smallest chickens.

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