Chicken A Day: Day 10 - Bantam
(Via Wikipedia) A bantam is a small variety of poultry, especially chickens. Etymologically, the name bantam is derived from the city of Bantam - currently known as “Banten Province” or previously “Banten Residency” - once a major seaport, in Indonesia.
European sailors restocking on live fowl for sea journeys found the small native breeds of chicken in Southeast Asia to be useful, and any such small poultry came to be known as a bantam.
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.
Rolling back into the challenge with a Bantam of my own, Peanut!
Peanut is my most recent chicken and has the most checkered past. We adopted her from a work friend who lost her entire flock, save for Peanut, to a predator attack, and she has survived several attacks since.
Needless to say, this bird has seen some shit. But despite the trauma, she’s still a sweet yet feisty little girl and I love her.