Thinking of Starting a Flock of Your Own?

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Bantam Chickens


According to Wikipedia, a bantam is a small variety of poultry, especially chickens. Most large chicken breeds have a bantam counterpart, sometimes referred to as a miniature. Miniatures are usually one-fifth to one-quarter the size of the standard breed, but they are expected to exhibit all of the standard breed’s characteristics. A true bantam has no large counterpart, and is naturally small. Such birds are often popular for show purposes.