regular vs. bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunnyDayz, May 14, 2010.

  1. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell (is it possible?) the difference between regular sized and bantam chickens?
    Our white leghorns came from TSC and the bin was marked 'asst. bantams' but how can I tell if that's what we got?
    They are 6-7 weeks old right now...
     
  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    [​IMG] OH you'll know! The reg. sized chickens are MUCH larger than bantams. That is the difference bantys are just miniature chickens lol. If they are very large, probably not bantam. I would say 3lbs or less and you have bantys at full grown. You can tell the difference as chicks too if you have a reg and a banty to compare. [​IMG]
     
  3. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'll have to wait [​IMG] I only have the one kind so nothing to compare to (yet [​IMG])
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    How tall are they right now, at 6-7 weeks? We could probably take a guess. Maybe get a picture by a ruler? We all like pictures of chickens...
     
  5. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's see... I don't have pictures near a ruler, but how about a cat?! lol. He does 'rule' the yard so to speak [​IMG]
    Does this picture help??
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  6. Lady~Araucana

    Lady~Araucana Out Of The Brooder

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    Not postitive but they look like standards to me.
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    And I was thinking they look like bantams. I went back through my old pictures, looking for pics of my standard leghorns at 6-7 weeks, and I don't have many of them. They're not as flashy as some of my other girls, and I haven't taken as many pics of them. I'll keep looking...

    I dunno. I can't tell. Love your ruler, though!
     
  8. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, thanks!! I guess I have to wait and see then [​IMG]
     
  9. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    look too big to be bantys to me... [​IMG]
     
  10. Straubby

    Straubby Out Of The Brooder

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    i got a mix of bantams and standards at TSC and those look about the same as the standards i have.
     
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