Could I have a Bantam??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eliz, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Black Orpington that that are now 6.5 weeks old. One is much small than the other.

    Is there such a thing as Bantam Orpingtons? If so, how can I tell if this is one?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It could just be a runt. Were they from the same parents/hatchery?

    Bantams are 1/4 the size of standard chickens.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:yes there are. I think you probably have a slow grower, but you'll probably just have to wait and see.
     
  4. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These babies are suppose to be from the same parents. My little one is about 1/2 the size of the bigger one.
     
  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    can you post pics?
     
  6. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok these are the best picture I could get right now [​IMG] It's 100 degress here today and could not stand it much more out there!!!

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  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I "think" the bigger one looks like a rooster. Hard to tell since it is larger. That may be why its so much bigger than the other one. The small one looks like a hen.
     
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  8. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I am pretty sure the bigger one is a rooster! Maybe that is why Baby is so much smaller [​IMG] Well will see. Thanks!
     
  9. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were the eggs small
     
  10. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PAX12, I did not hatch these babies so I don't know. That would have been helpful. [​IMG]

    BUT My avatar is them at 1 week. I am not sure if "Baby" is a bantam if she would have been a small chick??? They were the same size until about week #3 then "Onyx" started becoming noticeably larger then "Baby".
     

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