Are all Silkies Bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Secretlyspotted, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Secretlyspotted

    Secretlyspotted Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2013
    Carrollton GA
    The title kinda explains the main question of this post, which probably is a silly one. Are all Silkies bantams? I have a mixed flock and my one silkie pullet is not THAT MUCH smaller than the maran or the cochin pullet. Of course, I'm sure they are all still maturing. And I suppose that leads to my next question- how much smaller are bantams than regular hens? I have a huge chicken yard and keep the birds mostly for eggs, so I'm not really interested in small chickens, but I bought a silkie when I was overcome by cuteness and I want to know what to expect!
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    In the U.S. all Silkies are considered bantams. In the U.K. they have bantam and largefowl in Silkies.

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