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

Thuringian Bantam

Thuringian Bearded bantam ; It was created in Germany around 1915 from the Antwerp Bearded Bantams. It is a vigorous bantam chicken with plenty of hair, full...


Creeper Bantam

The German creeper bantam of the chicken breed is of Germany origin. Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner talks about his close relationship with the Krüper Chicken...


Barbue d’Everberg

Barbue d’Everberg are the tailless variant of the Barbue d’Uccle. The origins of the Barbue d’Everberg are around 1906. The first example was shown...


German Bantam

Deutsche Zwerghühner German bantam was created by Wilhelm Müller between 1911-1917. The development of German bantams as a breed included racial village small...