Is this a bantam or malnutrition?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dyrdahlc, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. dyrdahlc

    dyrdahlc Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a about a 3-4 month old chicken that belongs to my step-son.
    They feed it 100% scratch!
    And yes we have told them many times how horrible that is, but he is only 7yrs old and the grown-ups don't seem to get it.
    Do you think this is a true bantam or just an extremly small chicken from malnutrition?
    The feed bowl is only about 2.5 inches tall.
    Thank you

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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Even for a bantam, he is tiny.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't say for this specific bird, but I've seen lots and lots of birds raised only on scratch, or cornmeal, etc. They've never been stunted, so I'm thinking this bird is a bantam.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a bantam.
     
  5. dyrdahlc

    dyrdahlc Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thank you!
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Bantam, maybe a Japanese bantam.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Looks like a serama to me. They can mature to 1 lb. or so for the smaller show class ones, bigger breeders would weigh more.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a regular (albeit small) bantam to me. Probably a Serama.
     

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