I don't imagine the bantam breeds are smaller. but that's not my question anyway. I request that any contributors please do not take a 'hatchery bashing' tone in your reply. It can't be that small breeds like W. Leghorn have been cut into them all to up egg production..........Though there are rumors by some (RUMORS) that that was done in the US to BAs Could it be that the breeders methods--NOT BREEDING FOR STANDARD SIZE--have resulted in a 'shrinking' of SOME individuals in the LF breeds? Interesting phenomenon, it seems.