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post #11 of 42

Try here http://www.cacklehatchery.com/oldenglishgamepage.html

 

Old English wheaten Game fowl half way down page

 

Very similar

post #12 of 42

she's similar but not quite the same...she probley has another color at work or a mix of 2 different breeds

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post #13 of 42
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Here is a picture of what the post is calling a Silver Wheaten OEG (Old English Game)

 

http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/data/532/p41.jpg

 

This hen looks identical to mine except for the black specs on mine. 


Edited by Jungleexplorer - 1/19/12 at 3:13pm
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post #14 of 42
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Since nobody responded to my last post, can assume that you all agree that me hen is an Old English Game hen?  The reason I need to know what she is, is because I plan to breed her with a male of the same type (if I can find one) and raise a whole flock of these.

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post #15 of 42

She's likely a mutt, honestly. For a Wheaten Old English she has poor coloration, she's likely either not Wheaten or not pure Wheaten.

 

 

Whatever she is, she's got some kind of game in her and she certain is a gorgeous gal. I wouldn't recommend using her in a purebred program.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by Illia View Post

She's likely a mutt, honestly. For a Wheaten Old English she has poor coloration, she's likely either not Wheaten or not pure Wheaten.

 

 

Whatever she is, she's got some kind of game in her and she certain is a gorgeous gal. I wouldn't recommend using her in a purebred program.



This is the best answer you received so far. She may have some game blood but she's certainly not a Wheaten. I would agree that she's most likely a comely mutt.

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Originally Posted by Illia View Post

She's likely a mutt, honestly. For a Wheaten Old English she has poor coloration, she's likely either not Wheaten or not pure Wheaten.

 

 

Whatever she is, she's got some kind of game in her and she certain is a gorgeous gal. I wouldn't recommend using her in a purebred program

 

Thanks lllia.  I had several identical to her that I bought from a guy, so I thought she might be some kind of breed.  Her coloring really is not what I am after though.  I like her survivor attitude.  What I mean is that she seems like a really hardy bird.  I live out in the country and wanted some eggs, so I bought any full grown hen I could get my hands on to start with and then raised a flock of fifty Rhode Island Reds from chicks.  I like the Rhode Island Reds because they are good egg layers and very tame, but they seem to be very fragile.  It also seems like predators prefer them. I have a lot of predators here.

 

I also bought some other hens from the same guy I bought the one we are talking about.  They are much smaller then the one I posted the picture of, but they are not Banties.  I had five originally, but a dog I had killed one.  They are also very hardy and seems to have a wild nature to them.  I like them but they lay small eggs.  Here is a picture of one (the others all look like her).

 

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Anyway, I like the Rhode Island Reds, but I have lost 35 out of 50 of them (random death and predators) in the last two years and need to raise another flock.  I would raise more Rhode Island Reds, but it just seems like they cannot handle the harsh conditions here in the desert very well, especially during the heat of the summer.  Where as these other hens seem to do just fine in here.

 

Bottom line is that I am looking for a more hardy hen breed that will still be a good egg producer.  The one hen in question here seems to have a balance of both and that is why I wanted to find what breed she was.

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post #18 of 42

Well if you dont care if the chicks she has are purebred then I'd go ahead and get her an old english game rooster. I think she is at least part OEGB so that would probably be your best bet.

post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by mother o' chicks72 View Post

Well if you dont care if the chicks she has are purebred then I'd go ahead and get her an old english game rooster. I think she is at least part OEGB so that would probably be your best bet.


I have been looking at OEG roosters.  There seems to be many breeds of OEG roosters.  What breed would you recommend I try to find to breed her with?

 

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post #20 of 42

I have a hen that looks just like her.  I have never been able to find out what she is. 

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