Couple Questions...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahF, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    What is the difference between bantam and standard? dumb question, i know.

    I have 2 WCB Polish, 2 Sultans, and 2 Silkies (1 partridge 1 grey). I consider these my "fancy chickens"

    I also have 8 Columbian Rock X RIR (2 roosters) and 6 RIR X Columbian Rock from the local feed store. I'm not sure right now exactly how old they are, but will be laying mid-september and my Roosters have been crowing a couple weeks now.

    Anyways, one of my "fancy chickens" crowed yesterday, I just am not sure which one! None of them look like boys. Could someone please post pictures of roosters in these breeds!?!?!

    I now have three roosters :S :S :S
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Bantams are very small. Some are true bantams. But a lot of them are just tiny large or standard chickens. Like you have cochins and then you can have bantam cochins that are alot smaller. Sometimes there is a difference between the standard and its bantam counterpart. LIke less eggs or such.
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    You can go to to see pictures of all the different breeds. Just go the feathersite, then click on The Poultry Page and go from there.
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    The difference between bantam and standard (large fowl) is size. Many breeds have both a standard and bantam form, where some, known as "true bantams", do not have a standard-sized counterpart. There are also many LF breeds that do not come in a bantam size.

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