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Basic Chick Breeds

Ameraucana ChickHere is some basic information on breeds to help you pick out your chicks! This is by all means not a complete list of breeds, but some of the more popular…

Bantam (or Banty) is a poultry term used to describe a small variety of chicken. A bantam is not a breed, but rather refers to size. Bantams are usually one fourth to one fifth the size of a standard chicken breed, and their eggs are likewise smaller. Many standard chicken breeds have a bantam counterpart, sometimes called “miniatures”. A “true bantam” has no standard-breed (large) counterpart.