Are all Silkies Bantams?

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

  1. Secretlyspotted

    Secretlyspotted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    In the U.S. all Silkies are considered bantams. In the U.K. they have bantam and largefowl in Silkies.
     

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