What's the smallest bantam breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I know seramas. But they aren't technically a breed yet.
    I want to know some other bantam breeds. I have an OEGB and shes about as tall as a coke can. She is smaller than most seramas and I wanted her to have a little buddy. Any ideas?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,159
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Seramas are a breed, according to the American Bantam Association. The American Poultry Association, however, does not recognize them yet.

    The Dutch Bantam is the smallest bantam recognized by the APA. They weight about 20oz each, and the females stand maybe six or so inches high. The males are taller.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. adni02

    adni02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    3
    93
    Feb 4, 2013
    Any pictures?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    The birds in my avatar are Dutch Bantams. Their variety is Light-Brown. [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  6. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    are they friendly? They sure are cute!
     
  7. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bandit was about as small as a piece of chocolate when a baby
     
  8. adni02

    adni02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    320
    3
    93
    Feb 4, 2013
    Real beauty
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    5,644
    369
    303
    Jan 14, 2008

    One of the things I always enjoy about this site is that there are so many people willing to state factual information that's wrong. The APA admitted White Seramas to the Standard in 2012.
    Standard weights are: cocks, 16 oz; hens 14 oz; cockerels 14 oz; pullets 12 oz. Considerably smaller than OEGBs or Dutch Bantams.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Yes, they're very friendly. [​IMG] The hens make adorable chirring noises, have extremely soft feathers, and go crazy over mealworms. The cocks are always extremely nice to their hens, though they do ensure that the hens are always laying fertile eggs. Sometimes, the males attack humans when they perceive them as a threat, but a little 21oz. cock isn't very frightening when it slams into your leg.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by