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

German Empire Bantam

Deutsches Zwerg-Reichshuhn The German Empire Bantam was bred in Germany in the 1930s. Birch color was probably first exhibited in 1961, but wasn’t...


Marans Bantam

The Marans Bantam poultry breed was likely bred in the town of the same name near La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast. However, there are also voices that...


Dresdner Bantam

The Dresdner bantam is a small type of Dresdner chicken raised by Alfred Zumpe in 1948. The Dresdner Bantam is a fairly young poultry breed of German origin...


Sumatra Bantam

Sumatra bantam; The miniature version of the large Fowl Sumatra is the bantam version. The poultry breed Sumatra bantam comes from a very ancient breed that...


Spanish Bantam

The White-Faced Spanish Bantam poultry breed has been known in England, the Netherlands and Germany since the turn of the century. With the help of imports...