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.
What's the smallest breed of chicken?
showgirls look just like silkies but they have a neked neck...that doasnt have any feathers in that area...or fuzz...
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.
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...
- Resistance is futile
I believe that's how Seramas came to be... at least that's what I read 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
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Yea, I have 3 Japanese and they are pretty small. Smaller than any of the bantams that I have now.
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