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??? about breeding old english game bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by littleleeranch, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. littleleeranch

    littleleeranch Out Of The Brooder

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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 [​IMG]
     
  2. roosters4sale

    roosters4sale Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    littleleeranch Out Of The Brooder

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    what about other old english game....what breeds can cross to make other old english game breeds?
     
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Splash Giants Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  7. cbbantams

    cbbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. littleleeranch

    littleleeranch Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  9. NYREDS

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    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.
     
  10. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    can spangles be crossed with anything? I just have the spangles I'm not planing on any others just curious.
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