New to Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SAMnELLA, May 24, 2018.

  1. SAMnELLA

    SAMnELLA Songster

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    This is the first time I've had Bantams and I'm wondering, do they mature faster than a standard size chicken ? It seems like one started crowing pretty quick.
     
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  2. Each bantam breed is different than each other, some breeds mature fast, some slow. For instance, this year I got some old english game hens and the couple roos I am going to end up with started crowing pretty young, around a month or so! And also I got some brahmas and silkies, the brahmas started crowing around 2 months, but my silkies are almost 3 months old now and I don't expect them to crow for one to 3 more months! So every breed is different. What kind do you have?
     
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  3. SAMnELLA

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    I'm not sure but one is buff colored, and one is speckled. I'll get a picture on here later. I bought them at a feed store and the cashier just said they were mixed bantams.
     
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  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    In my experience,yes.By the time ours was two months the rooster was already taking on his responsibility.On top of that,they seem to form long term relationships at a very young age,as large fowl are all over the place and don’t seem to have better bonds nearly as close as a pair of bantams can.
     
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  6. SAMnELLA

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    The buff colored one is crowing and is more aggressive.
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Broody Premium Member

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    Looks like Old English Game Bantams
     
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    Do you think they are both roosters ?
     
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    RaisingGentlemen Chirping

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    I do!
     
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  10. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Broody Premium Member

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    How old are they? They look like cockerels to me
     

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