Is she a Bantam?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fuffy, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Light Sussex has started laying and is making an egg every 36 hours, pretty regularly [​IMG]

    She is not significantly bigger than the 2 Wyandotte banties and nor are her eggs any bigger than theirs. Does this mean she is a bantam too? Or can I expect her to grow into a Big Bird still?

    My Marans was much bigger than her when she started laying at the end of November and I would say she was pretty much full grown...

    I don't mind her being a bantam, but I would like more than one of my flock to make large sized eggs [​IMG]

    Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Pics would help...
     
  3. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK Will see if I can get some new ones today [​IMG]
     
  4. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you see Angelina, the Light Sussex with one of the Wyandotte Bantams. Her neck is a little longer but she is not significantly bigger. Both started laying within a week of each other

    Here you can see the Marans as well as the others for a size comparison
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    These are today's eggs: A Wyandotte Bantam, a Light Sussex, another Wyandotte Bantam, and on the far right a Marans egg which is pretty much normal sized
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009

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