Apparently bantam means small potato in Dutch...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tigress, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Tigress

    Tigress In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2010
    I was checking out a Dutch chicken website and translating it using an online translator, and everything seems to be going smoothly until I read "bearded small potatoes."

    The Dutch word for bantam I believe is something like "kriel", and when translating it back to English it comes up as "small fry, small potato."

    I was looking at d'Anvers which is why I read bearded small potatoes...

    I am almost crying while laughing. Just because of this event my next two chicks will be named Small Potato and Small Fry [​IMG]

    Correct me if I am wrong on this, as I could have easily made a mistake. But I just wanted to share because I thought it was funny and the event caught me off-guard.

  2. JetBlack

    JetBlack Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    That's hilarious and it makes perfect sense. They are small potatoes. My smallest bantam can fly, not just flap and run, at the same time. She gets to the food way faster than anybody else. She looks like a cross between a dove and a chicken. I call her a model chicken. She's 1/5 scale.

    Small potatoes, indeed. That is so funny. [​IMG]

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