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On Thursday I'm going down to a local feed store to get two more ducks and I read on their calendar that they will be getting in some chicks from Ideal's "Oriental Assortment".

 

 Are these breeds safe to keep in a mixed breed flock or will they fight everything to the death? I've read conflicting things about some of these breeds. 

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I don't see an 'oriental assortment' on ideal's website.

 

http://www.idealpoultry.com/shoponline.html

 

Could it be the crested assortment they're referring to?

 

If so, they can get picked on because of the crests but still shouldn't be a problem.

 

If they do carry orientals, that could be a problem with some

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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

I don't see an 'oriental assortment' on ideal's website.

 

http://www.idealpoultry.com/shoponline.html

 

Could it be the crested assortment they're referring to?

 

If so, they can get picked on because of the crests but still shouldn't be a problem.

 

If they do carry orientals, that could be a problem with some


This is the one.

http://www.idealpoultry.com/item.html

 

Its on the Standard Chicken Assortment page.

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If they were the real varieties of the birds that are advertised, some of them would not get along without a hen present to keep the peace from the time they were a few days old. They don't do much serious damage until they are four or five months old but you wouldn't want to brood them with a bunch of silkie chicks, either. Seeing as how they are in the business of dumping a bunch of chicks in a box and shipping them across the country to be raised in an artificial brooding system, I can hardly believe that they have real gamefowl.

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If they were the real varieties of the birds that are advertised, some of them would not get along without a hen present to keep the peace from the time they were a few days old. They don't do much serious damage until they are four or five months old but you wouldn't want to brood them with a bunch of silkie chicks, either. Seeing as how they are in the business of dumping a bunch of chicks in a box and shipping them across the country to be raised in an artificial brooding system, I can hardly believe that they have real gamefowl.


Interesting.

Are OEGBs considered gamefowl? I have two OEGB  hens from a breeder and they are the only two birds I've ever owned that didn't come from a hatchery. They definitely stand up for themselves!

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OEG bantams are not really considered gamefowl by any credible sources. They have a lot of other blood in them and pretty much just the color of the standard OEG. That is not to say that you won't run into a tenacious one every now and then.

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