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??? about breeding old english game bantams

post #1 of 33
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i have black old english, blue old english, and self blue old english.....and bb red old english....can i cross any of these breeds to get another breed of old english??....thanks for your help smile

post #2 of 33

Hey. I'm sorry it will just be a cross breed. But,  crosses make good chickens.

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post #3 of 33
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what about other old english game....what breeds can cross to make other old english game breeds?

post #4 of 33

It will still be an old english, but the verities will be different and might not breed true in the generations to come.

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post #5 of 33

You can use the black to make better feather quality in your self blues. It will take 2 generations to start getting self blues.

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post #6 of 33

Black X BB Red will produce Brown Reds. You spoke of producing "another breed of Old English". There is only one breed of old English but there are a number of varieties.

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post #7 of 33

There are around 40 varieties of Old English Bantams out there.They all came from crossing varieties of Old English.If you want another variety of these birds it is much easier and you will get better quality if you just go to someone that has been working on a certain variety.And you can avoid all of the culls in the process.

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post #8 of 33
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oh ok i c...will it breed true on the bb red to the black old english on the first breeding??....is it bb red roo n black hen or black roo and bb red hen? thanks

post #9 of 33

BB Red Cock X Black hen will produce all Brown Red pullets & a mixture of BB Red & Brown Red cockerels. The Brown Reds will breed true.

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post #10 of 33

can spangles be crossed with anything?  I just have the spangles I'm not planing on any others just curious.
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