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How big are bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Zahboo, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I know about 20 oz. BUT I can't help mom picture it. Does anyone have a picture?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    my sebrights are about the size of a pigeon.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    There is a wide range in size of bantams, depending on the breed. The smallest are seramas--a full grown class A (I think that is how they designate the size--I don't raise them) is about the height of a can of soda.

    Silkies and cochins are about the size of a volleyball (and not too differently shaped, lol). Brahmas are a bit bigger.

    And everything in between. You can find a few gazillion (for a highly technical number [​IMG] photos on feathersite.
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Sebrights and Japanese
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The japs are about the size of a child's soccer ball: size 3 or 4 And with their tail they are kind of that shape too, but in a very different sense than the silkies or cochins. I think sebrights are similar in size, but more football shaped.
     
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Thanks! That makes since. I'll show her this post and see if it helps her!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll see what I have of people holding bantams... Should give you a better idea...

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    You can see Alyssa on the far right holding a silkie bantam
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    Hope those helped!
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Im lying on my stomach, (old ones) [​IMG] knees, [​IMG] (knees again)... those are old english game bantams,

    another- [​IMG] believe i was on my knees there.. Shes kinda young in that picture, shes close to a year old now
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not a very good pic, but this is Squeak, the Black Tailed Buff Japanese Banty hen.

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    Our smallest girl. :)



    Edited for spelling reasons and to add that she is full grown. Almost two years old.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  10. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
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    Not sure how to show size for comparison but here are some pics!
     

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