I personally collect standard heavy breeds for my flock of chickens. I have a bent towards the heritage breeds. A bantam chick is a miniature version of the standard breed, and not my cup of tea.
This year I purchased a chick from the tank marked Buff Brahma, as Brahma’s are one of my personal favorites. Brahmas are friendly, have a cushion comb for Montana winters and handsome birds. They are not the best layers, but not terrible either.
My birds are now 4.5 weeks old and my Brahma, is obviously a bantam. She is nearly the same size as when I got her, but feathering out nicely. I had to make a choice keeper her and hope she integrates in to my flock of large girls or get rid of her.
I put her on the local free cycle and now she is gone and I am down to four birds.