Ive never seen Bantams !!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Miz Mary, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have reg size hens..want to get Batams next spring .....does anybody have a pic of them next to reg size hens ?!?!???!? Im Trying to picture how different the size is !!!!
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    'bout half the size, sometimes smaller. I have both, but no pictures handy.
     
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a young standard cochin next to a d'uccle bantam.

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  4. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhh he's BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!
     
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Some bantams are even smaller that that d'uccle. If I get time tomorrow, I will take a pic of a smaller one next to a standard.
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I dont have pics but a male orpington is say 9 pounds and a bantam male is 2.2 pounds.

    A male cochin is 8 pounds and a bantam is 1.6 pounds.

    these are guestamites

    I would say the D Uccle is about medium for size wize of the bantams but IMO one of the prettiest bantams

    very pretty D Uccle there
     
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  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    If you could get that book extraordinary chickens at the library they take some pics like that it is really amazing when you go to the extremes
     
  8. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Half the size" = about 1/4 the weight (and feed) [​IMG]
     
  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Bantams are usually 1/2 to 1/4 the size of their standard counterpart. Bantams are different in proportions in that their heads wings and other body parts are larger. Some breeds of batams are true in that they have no standard counterpart (I like true bantams better). All standard chickens have a bantam counterpart (except the Asil and possibly some others). I know you asked a wieght question but I gave you some more detail on bantams. Hope this helped.
     

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