Any idea what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dccdmom, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. dccdmom

    dccdmom Out Of The Brooder

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    What Breed/color am I? I'm thinking old english, but I haven't seen this color before. He is a bantam. He's also the sweetest rooster I've ever met.
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does appear to be OE but I'm not sure of the color.

    Very pretty!!
     
  3. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden duckwing, I think. Do OEG come in that color? Lovely boy.

    Might be able to tell breed better if he was standing up... if he's very leggy, he might be a Modern.
     
  4. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Cackle Hatchery has Golden Duckwing OEG. I can't tell what color their legs are supposed to be, because their picture cuts it off, but some of the pics of the other colors of OEGs show slatey legs and some show yellow. (Big hatcheries often have birds that are not typey, anyway.) Where did you get him?
     
  5. dccdmom

    dccdmom Out Of The Brooder

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    He's not overly leggy like the modern games I've seen. Typewise he looks like the old english games, I'd just never seen his color. He has slatey legs. I got him from a local feed store in a mixed banty assortment. We ended up with him, a frizzle cochin, and a regular cochin. My neighbor used to raise roosters for cock fighting when he lived in Mexico and said that he would have made a lot of money off of a rooster that looked like this little guy.
     
  6. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a sweet face he has.

    If he came from a feed store, chance are he originated from a hatchery, somewhere. I'm no expert, so I don't know if slate legs are standard for OEG of that color, or if he may be slightly un-typey... or maybe we're off completely and someone else will set us straight as to what he really is.

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    Still, I think Golden Duckwing OEG is probably right.

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  7. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    OEG are not supposed to have white earlobes, he looks more like a Dutch or maybe if you are lucky a Phoenix. How old is he and how long is his tail/saddle?
     
  8. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm... could be Dutch, but it would be awfully large for one if I'm looking at the photo right. Don't they usually only get to be about a pound? However, photos can be deceiving.

    The earlobe does look pale to me, but still red (at least on the bottom--no, I'm not talking about the wattle [​IMG]).

    Still, it looks as if Ideal carries both OEG and Dutch, so coming from a feedstore, he could be either breed, you're right... depending on size and earlobe color. If he's a Dutch, they carry a variety called "Cream light brown," which looks more or less close to his coloring, although it's from a picture rather than a photo, so I can't tell if it would be right on or not. [​IMG]

    On the plus side, looking at the Ideal website, it appears that all their OEG bantam (pictures) have slatey legs, so that would be typey for that breed, too. [​IMG] OEG are 30% or so larger than Dutch, so I guess size would matter in making a determination... stance, too!

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  9. dccdmom

    dccdmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas. He's 1lb 8 oz. He has some longer curving tail feathers, but not super long like the phoenix, his coloring does look a lot like that though. He's 5 and a half months old. His ear lobes are definitely white. Like everyone says though being from the feed store he might not be very typey. The frizzle cochin I got with him has 5 toes.
     

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