What's the smallest bantam?

ecogen

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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.
 

RAREROO

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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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walkswithdog

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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.
 

ecogen

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Mar 18, 2009
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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?
 

canada-goose

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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.
 

ecogen

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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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walkswithdog

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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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