Bantam – small chicken

What  is the difference between chicken and bantam ?

 

They’re both chicken, the size is the only difference.

Bantam is a small domestic chicken variety, a miniature version of a member of a standard breed, or a “real bantam” without a larger counterpart.

Bantams are grouped according to type or physical appearance into six classes;

  • Modern Game
  • Game
  • Single Comb Clean Legged
  • Rose Comb Clean Legged
  • Feather Legged
  • All Other Comb Clean Legged
Bantam

Orloff Bantam Chickens

The Orloff bantam breed is one of the rare breeds. In the early 20s, Rudolf Barth started to outbred the Orloff bantam . Due to a lack of space, he had to hand...

Bantam

Nankin Bantam Chicken

Nankin bantam is probably the oldest of all true bantam breeds with no more variety. It is a true small breed with no standard counterpart and one of the...

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Pekin Bantam Chickens

Pekin Bantam ; China, introduced in Germany in 1886. The first Cochins bantam came to Germany as early as 1886 and probably also to Switzerland around 1890...