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I have BB Red bantams and was looking at all the different breeds. Seems like Dutch and OEG bantams share many of the same characteristics. Can any of you tell me some differences? Also, what do you guys feel about dubbing? I know that if you show the BB Reds the roos will need to be dubbed. At what age do you dubb them?
Thanks, Amy

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post #2 of 20

Dutch roosters have a full tail. Good egg layers and a very attractive bird. They are far less common than OEG. Dubbing is a bloody mess, just my opinion. I prefer modern game bantams to both of the breeds you mentioned. They have great attitudes-easy to train, and showy.

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I just don't think I can dubb my babies. They are such pretty little guys.  I want them as pets anyway, but was reading up on the breed and it mentioned to show the roos must be dubbed.
Thanks for the good info.

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post #4 of 20

You can show males that are not dubbed up to a certain age without being disqualified.

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Originally Posted by Rosto 

I have BB Red bantams and was looking at all the different breeds. Seems like Dutch and OEG bantams share many of the same characteristics. Can any of you tell me some differences? Also, what do you guys feel about dubbing? I know that if you show the BB Reds the roos will need to be dubbed. At what age do you dubb them?
Thanks, Amy


the Dutch is a touch larger, has broader feather and fuller larger tail. They are very similar at a quick glance. They have been inter-breed for improvement of certian traits of the other breed used both ways.
Dubbing isn't that bad, if you hav enever dubbed one find someone nearby who has and dubbed for show purposes.
Do not dub them until the tail is complete the bird will likely be about 8-9 months of age. Other wise you may cause some stress marks in the feathers that are growing in, and stunt feather growth.
Hope that helps, if you happen to be in Oklahoma I would be more than to show you how to dub or dub them for you, I have a few that will be ready in the next two weeks.

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Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

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You can show males that are not dubbed up to a certain age without being disqualified.


You can show un-dubbed cockrells up to 11 months of age, but do not expect to place with an un-dubbed bird.

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Bantam: Blue Wheaten OE, Brassy Back OE, Birchen OE, Brown Red OE, Opal OE, Porcelian OE, Columbian OE  NPIP# 3-125

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post #7 of 20

In my experience between oegb and dutch, I found the dutch to not be as hardy as oegb. They are larger, softer feather and bigger tail, as jarvis stated.

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post #8 of 20

Dutch larger?
Am I in the wrong movie?
Dutch bantams are the smallest chickens beside serama.

Dubbing required? Strange things happen in every country I guess.

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I like OEGB

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Originally Posted by Henk69 

Dutch larger?
Am I in the wrong movie?
Dutch bantams are the smallest chickens beside serama.

Dubbing required? Strange things happen in every country I guess.


You're correct. Standard weights are larger for the Old English per the APA Standard.
One other obvious difference between the 2 breeds is ear lobe colour. Dutch Bantams have white ear lobes which is a disqualification in Old English Bantams. Leg colour differs as well.

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