Light Brown Leghorn? Light Brown Leghorn Bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rooster Lover, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Rooster Lover

    Rooster Lover New Egg

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if anybody knows the difference (if there is one) between Light Brown Leghorn and a Light Brown Leghorn Bantam? I have seen both written, but from pictures, I don't see the difference? Hmmm...

    I'm also wondering if they are cold hearty birds. I live in MA.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Rooster Lover

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  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    One would be Large Fowl, the other would be a Bantam. Bantams are usually just smaller versions of the large fowl. There should be several Leghorn threads on here to help you out more.
     
  4. Rooster Lover

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    I did try to look on the leghorn page, but didn't see anything about the difference of bantam Vs. Regular, or anything about colder weather!

    I have done a little research on the internet elswhere...and it seems there are Bantam version of Light brown leghorn. Still not sure about colder weather survival!
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They are in fact bantam versions of the large fowl as the name implies. As to cold hardiness, like other large-single-combed birds the males tend to have their combs frost bitten easily. A lot would depend on your housing but I don't have much luck getting Mediterranean males through the winter intact.
     
  6. theoldguy

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    Hi, For your area the Bantam Light brown leghorns with rose comb not much frost bite in the rose comb:).
     

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