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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by quailguy, Jul 20, 2011.
what is the smallest type of chicken,how big is it?
I believe Seramas are the smallest, like about the size of a dove I think.
Yep, Seramas are the smallest!
Huh, I always thought Dutch Bantams were the smallest.
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.
Class A Cocks - 10oz
Class A Hen - 8oz
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.
Quote:You are right! Breed standard now is
Cock - 16oz Hen - 14oz
Cockerel - 14 oz Pullet - 12oz!
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.
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.