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What is the smallest chicken??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fancie, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the smallest breed of chicken.... pictures???

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I think Seramas are.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Serama they are weighed by grams:

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    here's one of my smaller hens
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Seramas can be the smallest chicken in the world. But they are a land race and vary in size greatly at this time. My OEGbantams are smaller than some of my Seramas and larger than others. The old english is an established breed and when bred to certain show lines are very tiny. No pics at this time sorry~maybe I can port some later

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    The old english game bantams I have are inbetween these two sizes


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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    The Dutch bantam is the smallest recognized breed. The Serama is the smalles unrecognized breed.
     
  6. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG. That has to be the chick that someone gave me at the poultry show this weekend. He didn't know what it was and she was getting trampled so bad. Here is the thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=143237

    She is so tiny compared to my 3 1/2 week old EE's. She's also extremely calm and just wants to sit in my hand. I carried her around a lot today in my shirt pocket (I had on my scrub top from work) and she just slept and didn't make a mess at all.

    Hmmmm....maybe not. I just looked at more pictures and my birds chest doesn't stick out the way Seramas are supposed to.
     
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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I read a thread on here somewhere about dwarf leghorns.

    I can't see me driving down to Douglas anytime soon though.

    Dwarf Leghorns
     

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