brahmas bantam or full size? poll

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fluffychick430, Oct 4, 2016.

bantam or full size brahmas

Poll closed Oct 4, 2016.
  1. bantam

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  2. full size

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  3. i dont know

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  1. fluffychick430

    fluffychick430 Just Hatched

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    so i want Brahmas but i don't know what size

    so im asking you
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Large breed = more space, more feed, and bigger eggs.
    Bantams = less space, less feed, and smaller eggs.

    Personally I prefer the large breeds myself. Plus there are more colors out there in the large breed. I currently raise 6 colors and plan on adding 2 more.
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I've never raised banty Brahmas but I've raised standard Brahmas and very similar breeds of Bantams so I'll try to give you a run down of likely pros and cons

    Bantams, Pros:

    - Less feed
    - Less space
    - Easier to handle (cute lil lap chickens)

    Bantams, Cons:

    - Smaller and likely fewer eggs
    - Harder to source
    - Can't purchase sexed unless you can find older juveniles/adults for sale

    Standards, Pros:

    - More and much larger eggs
    - Easier to find
    - Can be sexed as day olds

    Standards, Cons:

    - More feed
    - More space
    - Harder to handle (similar personalities to banties, but those big birds can give you some good wing-slaps if they're startled!)
     
  4. fluffychick430

    fluffychick430 Just Hatched

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    thanks[​IMG]
     

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