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

La Fleche Bantam

In the late 1950s, the La Fleche Bantam was developed with the help of German Bantam and Rheinlanders. This is a German breed and from 1973 the top animals are...


German Sperber Bantam

Deutsche Zwergsperber In addition to the great German sperber, there has also been the German sperber bantam since the 1960s. This is thanks to breeders...


Sulmtaler Bantam

The Sulmtaler Bantam was born around 1953 by the German breeder H.J. It was created by Webers. He used large Sulmtaler, Paduans Bantam, Orpington Bantam...


Vorwerk Bantam

An attempt to make Vorwerk chickens small was made as early as 1930. The first Vorwerk bantam was shown at an exhibition in Dresden. There were ups and downs...