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What's the smallest bantam?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I was wondering what the smallest chicken is (assuming its a bantam)?

And, do any small bantams lay reasonably well?

thanks.

post #2 of 12

The world's smallest breed is Seramas.


Edit:  Here are some pics of two pairs of my Seramas.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_4665.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/37373_100_4666.jpg


Edited by RAREROO - 9/29/09 at 6:36pm
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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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Hatching eggs are no longer avaiable from any breeds until further notice due to predator problems and birds being too old .
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post #3 of 12

You got your answer Seramas.  Or Malaysian Seramas if you want to google it.  My smallest pullet is NOT the smallest type there is and she's hardly as big as a good sized wren at this point.  She's chocolate and lovely.

I her sister - who appears to be going Micro - literally sparrow sized also chocolate and a short back to die for.  I want her, I don't think he's selling LOL.  She was weeks old and about the size my Delaware chicks hatch out at.  I love them.

It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four dogs, six axolotls, three turtles, koi, aquarium fish, and currently working up to standard sized Sizzles and frizzled large fowl Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four dogs, six axolotls, three turtles, koi, aquarium fish, and currently working up to standard sized Sizzles and frizzled large fowl Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

very cool.  Does egg production and egg size vary much? It seems the breed is still under development. I currently have coturnix quail and am looking for an additional breeding project in my suburban yard. Perhaps seramas would work?

post #5 of 12

They are great birds to work with.  Some lay fairly well.  Friendly, cute and at least some are very good broodies.

Well, I only bring it up because, uh, it's you. You're the Rocket Man.
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Well, I only bring it up because, uh, it's you. You're the Rocket Man.
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post #6 of 12

Seramas are wonderful and so very sweet!  My hen is a whooping 11 oz big_smile  She is just adorable!

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 #7 of 12

I have a jap/serama cross that is the size of a robin- but her eggs are bigger. She can only brood 3 tiny eggs at a time. big_smile

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

thank you all for the information.  Its true, BYC is full of enablers - LOL.

Is it difficult or expensive to get eggs for these guys?


Edited by ecogen - 9/29/09 at 10:36am
post #9 of 12

Very expensive!  For my Class B breeding pair I paid $200 plus $50 shipping!  It was worth it though.

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post #10 of 12

And most of the better breeders only sell older chicks or mature birds.  They want to SEE what they're producing.

I got mine free from a friend.  I lucked out.  Sure they're not SQ but some of them aren't a bad start and the pet quality ones are still adorable.

It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four dogs, six axolotls, three turtles, koi, aquarium fish, and currently working up to standard sized Sizzles and frizzled large fowl Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four dogs, six axolotls, three turtles, koi, aquarium fish, and currently working up to standard sized Sizzles and frizzled large fowl Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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