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

Orpington Bantam

The Orpington Bantam represent a stately bantam with excellent characteristics. They were originally bred around 1912 in Leipzig. So it has been around for...


Sebright Bantam

This little charming bantam hen is special in many ways. The name comes from its originator, the English nobleman Sir John Saunders Sebright, who lived from...


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...