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Size differences between bantam and standard.

post #1 of 10
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If some one could post a picture of a bantam chicken next to a standard sized chicken that would be awesome, other wise, is the growth rate different between the two?

We got our three first bantams about a month ago. They are Silkies and we already had 4 chicks that we were raising, they were at tops 5 days old, but when we set them next to the Silkies, well, our three little tiny Siklies combine weren't even the same size as one normal chick! We weren't really sure what to do after that, so we set them up in a separate brooder and they have been fine ever since.

We want to get two bantam Cochins for one of the kids who lives in Utah with his dad. We were going to raise them up and send them with our standard Cochin.

They are still really tiny but at least we can tell their growing! lol

We would really like Welsummers and Penedesencas in our Flock but we only need 3 of each!!!
We have achieved SILKIES!
Now we need Frizzles too! But those are gonna have to wait
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We would really like Welsummers and Penedesencas in our Flock but we only need 3 of each!!!
We have achieved SILKIES!
Now we need Frizzles too! But those are gonna have to wait
Reply
post #2 of 10

My Serama chicks at 2 weeks old were the size of newly hatched LF chicks. They've probably quadrupled in size and are still tiny. But at least they're growing! I don't have a pic of a LF next to my Seramas but here is a pic of my cockerel (who is on the big side) with my 4 year old.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69521_2011-01-29_124924.jpg

A Wonderful Husband, 2 Kids, 4 Dogs, 4 ISAs, 4 Muscovy Ducks, and one house Silkie!
Michigan Right to Farm Act. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=408477
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A Wonderful Husband, 2 Kids, 4 Dogs, 4 ISAs, 4 Muscovy Ducks, and one house Silkie!
Michigan Right to Farm Act. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=408477
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Aw! So tiny he looks so sweet, lol Kids and chickens were meant to be!

We would really like Welsummers and Penedesencas in our Flock but we only need 3 of each!!!
We have achieved SILKIES!
Now we need Frizzles too! But those are gonna have to wait
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We would really like Welsummers and Penedesencas in our Flock but we only need 3 of each!!!
We have achieved SILKIES!
Now we need Frizzles too! But those are gonna have to wait
Reply
post #4 of 10

Sorry to burst your bubble but silkies are not considered bantams. Acourding to the American bantam association silkies are a standard breed

Birchen and Silver Blue Modern Game Bantams also Silver duckwing Old English Game Bantams
Pm me if you are intereted in hatching eggs, Sorry but can only ship in Canada

I am looking for rare colored Modern Game Bantams as well as LF Modern Games
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Birchen and Silver Blue Modern Game Bantams also Silver duckwing Old English Game Bantams
Pm me if you are intereted in hatching eggs, Sorry but can only ship in Canada

I am looking for rare colored Modern Game Bantams as well as LF Modern Games
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post #5 of 10

Here is a side by side of the Lt. Brahma breed -

Not my birds -
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33115_lightbrahma.jpg

Most bantams will weigh between 26 and 36 oz.

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 3/8/11 at 5:10pm

 

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #6 of 10

Bantam and Large Fowl Silver Laced Wyandottes

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/Kansaskaty/bantams/100_2132.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/Kansaskaty/bantams/100_2131.jpg


Edited by Katy - 3/8/11 at 5:24pm
I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by VI KING RANCH 

Sorry to burst your bubble but silkies are not considered bantams. Acourding to the American bantam association silkies are a standard breed


hmm APA has Silkies as a bantam.
With silkie having a weight of Cocks 36oz and Hens 32oz I would think thta they would be just as much a bantam as a Bantam Langshan of the same weight.

American bantam association silkies are a standard breed


The terms are Large Fowl or Bantam there is no such size as, "standard".

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 3/8/11 at 5:18pm

 

NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #8 of 10

My bantam Cochin roo with some of his Standard girls. The Blue & Partridge on the left are LF Cochins. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/52396_dsc01579.jpg

Me in a nutshell? I ride horses, like to run, rescue dogs and live with a menagerie including dogs (5 permanent residents and occasionally additional "fosters"), cats, horses (2 Arabs & a QH), Indian runner ducks (they're my husband's), a small hobby flock of LF and bantam chickens from both hatchery and breeder stock, and a bunny. Oh, and I also like to garden. 

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Me in a nutshell? I ride horses, like to run, rescue dogs and live with a menagerie including dogs (5 permanent residents and occasionally additional "fosters"), cats, horses (2 Arabs & a QH), Indian runner ducks (they're my husband's), a small hobby flock of LF and bantam chickens from both hatchery and breeder stock, and a bunny. Oh, and I also like to garden. 

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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris09 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VI KING RANCH 

Sorry to burst your bubble but silkies are not considered bantams. Acourding to the American bantam association silkies are a standard breed


hmm APA has Silkies as a bantam.
With silkie having a weight of Cocks 36oz and Hens 32oz I would think thta they would be just as much a bantam as a Bantam Langshan of the same weight.

American bantam association silkies are a standard breed


The terms are Large Fowl or Bantam there is no such size as, "standard".

Chris


I agree Chris, they're listed as bantams in the APA standard and they're also in the ABA yearbook.

I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
Reply
I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
Reply
post #10 of 10

Silkies in the US only come in one size which is somewhere between bantam & large fowl.
There of some photos on feathersite showing the European sizes: http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Silkies/BRKSilkies.html

I live on a farm in Israel with an American Hairless Terrier from Wales (Ellah), HER cat (Señor Pussy Cat), a rescued Galah (Chrysi), her cage buddy cockatiel (Mio), 3 featherless bantam chickens (Gimpy & co), a Barockpinto colt (Felix D), a Cameroon Hair Lamb (Shoshana) & a Betta fish (Logan)

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I live on a farm in Israel with an American Hairless Terrier from Wales (Ellah), HER cat (Señor Pussy Cat), a rescued Galah (Chrysi), her cage buddy cockatiel (Mio), 3 featherless bantam chickens (Gimpy & co), a Barockpinto colt (Felix D), a Cameroon Hair Lamb (Shoshana) & a Betta fish (Logan)

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