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 Post subject: Are they bantams?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:35 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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I have 4 Columbian Wyandotte’s that I hatched from eggs, which I thought were rather small at the time for a standard bird. I have just weighed one of the birds who are 9 months old now, and it was 1.3kg. I am getting eggs about 35 to 40 grams. Although the breeder didn’t say so, even though I asked, I can only assume they are bantams. Would that be a fair assumption? I haven’t seen the breeders birds where the eggs came from.
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 Post subject: Re: Are they bantams?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:12 pm 
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According to the Australian poultry standards, bantam Wyandotte females are 850-960 g and males 1.0 - 1.1 kg.
Young "fowls" females are about 2.5 kg. So, yours are inbetween... I think they may grow some more over the next year though. Eggs increase in size too as birds age.

They might be birds from a line that a breeder has decided not to use because they are the wrong size. If they are healthy and happy, does it matter much? I inherited some girls that are completely not in line with the specified sizing but they still lay eggs every day and make me smile with their funny behaviour. Depends why you have chickens.....


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 Post subject: Re: Are they bantams?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:51 pm 
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Hi Okura,
It doesn’t matter to me if they are standards, bantams or anything in between, I’m not showing them, I was just curious.
Thanks for the extra info.


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