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

Welsummer bantams

Welsummer bantams originated in England by crossing Old English Game bantams and Rhode Island bantams with Welsummer bantams that are too small; later, German...


Rhode Island Bantam

In most sources, Germany is given as the country of origin of this breed. But that is not certain. Instead, the Rhode bantams were probably first bred in...


German Faverolle Bantam

German favorella bantam ; In 1922 the first attempts to breed a dwarf breed began in Dresden. The biggest challenge was that the cock and hen are colored...


Dutch Bantam

Dutch Bantam ( Hollandse Kriel ); It is a small chicken breed originating in the Netherlands. A true bantam, a naturally tiny chicken with no large poultry to...