Size differences between bantam and standard.

Cuttlefishherder

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If some one could post a picture of a bantam chicken next to a standard sized chicken that would be awesome, other wise, is the growth rate different between the two?

We got our three first bantams about a month ago. They are Silkies and we already had 4 chicks that we were raising, they were at tops 5 days old, but when we set them next to the Silkies, well, our three little tiny Siklies combine weren't even the same size as one normal chick! We weren't really sure what to do after that, so we set them up in a separate brooder and they have been fine ever since.

We want to get two bantam Cochins for one of the kids who lives in Utah with his dad. We were going to raise them up and send them with our standard Cochin.

They are still really tiny but at least we can tell their growing! lol
 

dianaross77

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My Serama chicks at 2 weeks old were the size of newly hatched LF chicks. They've probably quadrupled in size and are still tiny. But at least they're growing! I don't have a pic of a LF next to my Seramas but here is a pic of my cockerel (who is on the big side) with my 4 year old.
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Chris09

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Here is a side by side of the Lt. Brahma breed -

Not my birds -
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Most bantams will weigh between 26 and 36 oz.

Chris
 
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Chris09

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APA has Silkies as a bantam.
With silkie having a weight of Cocks 36oz and Hens 32oz I would think thta they would be just as much a bantam as a Bantam Langshan of the same weight.

American bantam association silkies are a standard breed

The terms are Large Fowl or Bantam there is no such size as, "standard".

Chris​
 
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Katy

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Quote:
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APA has Silkies as a bantam.
With silkie having a weight of Cocks 36oz and Hens 32oz I would think thta they would be just as much a bantam as a Bantam Langshan of the same weight.

American bantam association silkies are a standard breed

The terms are Large Fowl or Bantam there is no such size as, "standard".

Chris​

I agree Chris, they're listed as bantams in the APA standard and they're also in the ABA yearbook.
 

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