How do I tell if my pullet is bantam or large fowl?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never really been around bantams; I have no experiance with them...but I'm wondering if my Salmon Faverolle pullet is a bantam. She just seems pretty small for her age [​IMG] We got her from some other chicken finatics who we have gotten alot of chickens from- all the other ones have been large fowl. Sammy is 21 weeks today and all the other hens are still a LOT bigger than her, including her BFF, a wheaten maran runt Nutella, who is 36 weeks [and not laying]. Oh and Sammy isn't laying either, so she probably has room to grow but... [​IMG]

    How large should she be at this age? Are bantams usually about half the size of other chickens? I can try to get a size comparison picture of her next to something and with the flock if that would be helpful.

    Honestly I really hope she's not a bantam. I would love a bantam flock, but one bantam with six other large fowl hens...and with her being a usually-picked-on-salmon-faverolle too.... I'm not sure if that would turn out well. [​IMG]
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and they said that they got their chicks from Cackle :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Faverolle's, even large fowl, aren't a big breed. Bantams are pretty darn small. Do you have a picture of her?
     

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