What's the smallest bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ecogen, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what the smallest chicken is (assuming its a bantam)?

    And, do any small bantams lay reasonably well?

    thanks.
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    The world's smallest breed is Seramas.


    Edit: Here are some pics of two pairs of my Seramas.

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  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got your answer Seramas. Or Malaysian Seramas if you want to google it. My smallest pullet is NOT the smallest type there is and she's hardly as big as a good sized wren at this point. She's chocolate and lovely.

    I her sister - who appears to be going Micro - literally sparrow sized also chocolate and a short back to die for. I want her, I don't think he's selling LOL. She was weeks old and about the size my Delaware chicks hatch out at. I love them.
     
  4. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    very cool. Does egg production and egg size vary much? It seems the breed is still under development. I currently have coturnix quail and am looking for an additional breeding project in my suburban yard. Perhaps seramas would work?
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    They are great birds to work with. Some lay fairly well. Friendly, cute and at least some are very good broodies.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Seramas are wonderful and so very sweet! My hen is a whooping 11 oz [​IMG] She is just adorable!
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I have a jap/serama cross that is the size of a robin- but her eggs are bigger. She can only brood 3 tiny eggs at a time. [​IMG]
     
  8. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all for the information. Its true, BYC is full of enablers - LOL.

    Is it difficult or expensive to get eggs for these guys?
     
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  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Very expensive! For my Class B breeding pair I paid $200 plus $50 shipping! It was worth it though.
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And most of the better breeders only sell older chicks or mature birds. They want to SEE what they're producing.

    I got mine free from a friend. I lucked out. Sure they're not SQ but some of them aren't a bad start and the pet quality ones are still adorable.
     

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