smallest type of chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by quailguy, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. quailguy

    quailguy Out Of The Brooder

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    what is the smallest type of chicken,how big is it?
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    I believe Seramas are the smallest, like about the size of a dove I think.
     
  3. Erin~TheChickenLover

    Erin~TheChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, Seramas are the smallest! [​IMG]
     
  4. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, I always thought Dutch Bantams were the smallest.
     
  5. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah... I just looked it up - Dutch Bantams are the smallest bantam that is recognized by the APA and the ABA, not smallest in general.
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  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Serama

    Class A Cocks - 10oz
    Class A Hen - 8oz
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Dutch WERE the smallest, until serama were ABA recognised a few months ago. I don't recall their weight, but they don;t do the class A, class b, class c thing anymore.
     
  8. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:You are right! Breed standard now is

    Cock - 16oz Hen - 14oz
    Cockerel - 14 oz Pullet - 12oz!
     
  9. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Seramas have the smallest standard, but you will find undersized bantams of other breeds, especially at shows. Many modern games Old English games, Sebrights, etc., are 12-14 oz, even though their standard calls for a much bigger bird. I haven't seen them DQ'ed for being underweight, but I have heard breeders complain that their birds don't do well at shows when they breed for the standard size.
     
  10. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually Frizzen were the smallest before American Serama were recognized by the ABA.

    They are an inactive breed but still recognized by the ABA.
     

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