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What's the smallest breed of chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sarakala, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Sarakala

    Sarakala New Egg

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    I was just wondering what's the smallest breed of chicken. I'm very fond of Silkies (Iknow they are very small too). Similar looks would be nice. Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    serma I belieave they are less than a pound
     
  3. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    showgirls look just like silkies but they have a neked neck...that doasnt have any feathers in that area...or fuzz...
     
  4. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas are they smallest, but they are not recognized by the APA.
    Dutch or Japanese are next in the running, and they are recognized by the APA. Moderns too.
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After watching my recessive gene frizzles I was wondering if anyone breed thier chickens to be tiny on purpose? A miniture polish would be awesome. I know they have bantam polishes, I am talking one 6 inchs high (or smaller)! If they can do it with dogs I am sure you could pull it off with a chicken....

    My frizzle vultures are about 6 inches high about 7 inches long if that, they are tiny birds. Still have a little room to grow thou...


    Bubba
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I believe that's how Seramas came to be... at least that's what I read [​IMG] He kept the smallest and kept breeding until he got them extra small. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. A trait is a trait.... if you select for a certain trait, you can eventually get it to stick [​IMG]
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yea, I have 3 Japanese and they are pretty small. Smaller than any of the bantams that I have now.
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    I would vote the Serama's I ahve two in my bator right now and they run around 300 grams for an A and about 400 grams for a B! SO cute.
     
  9. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dutch is the correct answer according to Bantam standard. If you are going by weight. Height might be a different answer............
     
  10. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Seramas are the worlds smallest chickens.
     

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