do bantams stay small? just some ques

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by augiedranch, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    are bantams and brahmas the same thing? are these small chickens? any help on these breeds would be helpful. thank you so much
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Bantams are just any small breed chicken. Brahamas is a breed, and I think are a standard sized chicken which are not bantams. That means they don't stay small. Does that make sense? Unless of course there are bantam brahamas.
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Brahmas come in bantams too.
  4. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    That makes since. You can get soooo many different breeds of bantys.
  5. Bantams are smaller breeds of standard size breeds....however, some bantams breeds are much smaller than others and are great for smaller chicken hobbiest who don't have a whole lot of room but do want a few chickens!
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Hi Todd!!!

    Brahmas come in Light, Dark and Buff and in Standard and Bantam Varieties.

    I had a Standard Brahma mix and she was huge!

    This pic shows a Standard Light Brahma and a Bantam Light Brahma...I like this pic because you can really see the difference.
  7. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    thanks for yalls help. very helpful..
    okay, so if someone told me i had a dark brahman bantam... what is it? lol... it has feathers on its feet and is much smaller than the other chicks his age.. thank you
  8. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California

    Those are the 3 most common Brahma colors, but they do come in more! I saw a trio of Bantam Black Brahmas at a show last year. I didnt have $100 to spare though!

    Augiedranch: A Dark Brahma Bantam is a Dark Brahma Bantam! lol. Dark is the color, Brahma is the breed and Bantam is the size. I think will help you out A LOT. Go check it out, its a great site.
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008

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