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  • n. Plural form of bantam.


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  • I don't know much about chickens like name wise such as bantams, I just know they were rhode island reds.

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  • "bantams," "little and good," who, after being rejected for their diminutive stature, are now joining up under the new regulations:

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  • I loved it, and still do, but when I saw my first low-profile Shimano bantams and those early Daiwa Procasters it was love at first sight.

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  • Sally Jaine, Totnes, DevonThey must have – our four bantams will only eat one variety of cabbage, and a call of "sweetcorn" will have them running faster than you'd think possible.

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  •      Searching through cages of bantams, we found no Cochins or Araucanas, but I located a half dozen Mille Fleurs, and my decision was made.

    The Chicken Chronicles

  • With the latter two I forgot to ask the breed, and as bantams are too small to “sex” we didn't know how many would turn out to be hens and how many cockalorums.

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  • There were bantams, about the size of a fifty-cent piece, and regular sized chicks more than twice that big.

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  • Yesterday morning, the second day of being awakened at five thirty by the crowing-but-not-growing roosters, I placed the ringleaders, that impulse-purchase pair of bantams, in blackout conditions inside a cardboard box down in the basement.


  • We end up with twenty-five mixed-breed chicks: Cornish Cross, Rhode Island Reds, and blue Plymouth Rocks (or blue Rocks), mixed with a salt-and-pepper team of bantams (strictly a vanity purchase), and four ducklings.


  • Caleb and Bevan Jake introducing one of two bantams to The Farm from the back of The Tractor, a 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser.



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