I am fairly new to the chicken world. well new being just under a year. I always thought that a "bantam"______ (whatever insert name here) was just a "mini" version of a standard breed. kinda like a toy poodle and a standard poodle look the same and in essence is the same dog just a smaller version yesterday at the auction I heard them referring to some silkies as "standard" and "bantam" so I assumed that the standard were just that a standard size larger then bantam. am I right or does bantam mean something different?.