Bantams - how big are they???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peep-a-boo, May 27, 2011.

  1. peep-a-boo

    peep-a-boo In the Brooder

    Dec 21, 2010
    Dripping Springs, TX
    When reading descriptions on bantams, they always put the "size" in terms of weight. I have no frame of reference of a 32oz bantam (or a 6lb LF for that matter). Can someone post a pic of a bantam next to something to compare the size? Or just give out some measurements? And how small is small when talking about bantam eggs? I've seen quail eggs. Are they that small? I think I want a flock of all bantams, particularly faverolles and ameraucanas.
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    Both bantams and bantam eggs are about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of a regular chicken. [​IMG]
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Not as small as a quail egg. A full-grown quail is about the same size as a week-old LF chick.
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR

    Large Barred Rock egg in the middle with Bantam Barred Rock egg on the left and Modern Game Bantam egg on the right.

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