List of bantam and mini breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BackyardBantams, Oct 28, 2011.

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    I say mini breeds because I don't know what the right term for a bantam sized regular breed (RIR, Leghorn) is. But was wondering if anyone know where there was a list of not only true bantam breeds, but which full sized breeds have a bantam counterpart.
     
  2. scooby8863

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    I don't have a list of them, but a judge once told me this: " Every large fowl breed that exists has a bantam version, but not every bantam has a large fowl version", for example silkies are a bantam that have no Large fowl version of them.Trust me, It's not as confusing as it may sound [​IMG]
     
  3. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually there are large fowl silkies, just not in the US.
     
  4. scooby8863

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    Quote:Actually there are large fowl silkies, just not in the US.

    That's interesting, learn something new everyday I guess [​IMG] I always read that silkies were "true" bantams.....Thanks for the new Info [​IMG]
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heres a better example: you can get a standard or a bantam RIR, but only a bantam d'uccle [​IMG] you can look in the bantam standard. it lists all the recognized bantam breed and there are so many unrecognized i doubt there's any single list that has all of them.
     
  6. scooby8863

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    BTW, GotGame, You sure have some beautiful spangels!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I'm confused. If there is no large silkies then I have a bay that is really small and is from the same hatch.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. stephanie1992

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    Quote:Actually there are large fowl silkies, just not in the US.

    we had large fowl silikes at my county fair, and people ould buy them.
     
  9. scooby8863

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    There are Large silkies all over the place, but just because they bigger than some of the other bantams doesn't necessarily mean that they are large fowl it sometimes just means that they are silkie bantams that just don't meet the ABA size standards. In a serious silkie breeding program usually the overly large birds are considered "culls" and sold.
     
  10. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]
     

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