Are OEG standards considered a rare breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miss_thenorth, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I have four hens, two pullets, and my rooser got killed. I also have 10 BRs. I want to ge rid of my OEGs, and was going turn them into soup, since my roo got killed, and just focus on my BRs. But then I got to thinking--if they are considered rare or anything I migh consider re-homing them.

  2. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Old English Game birds have been around for years and were so popular in the 80s you couldn't go anywhere with out seeing them. They are a long way from rare.
    If you ever have questions about if an animal is rare in the United states or not, check out the Rare Breed Conservatory. It is important to note that they count breeds as rare or indangered here in the US that may not be rare or indangered in other parts of the world. Its for the United States population only.
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Hm...well that's news to me...LOL

    I thought the Old English Game only came in bantam! Aren't they called American Gamecock's here?
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    American games are different from old english games. Standard OEs are not very common at all. You should definately try rehoming them.
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I didn't see where she had posted that the birds were LF. Did she?
  6. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    ahhh.. In the heading.. duh.. blond moment.. sorry
  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I don't know how rare they are in Canada, but they're available from Cackle Hatchery here in the US, and probably from other breeders if I took the time to look for them. From what I've read, they're more aggressive than their bantam counterparts.
  8. pedenes

    pedenes Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2008
    can u post some pictures?

    They are my favorite breeds.

  9. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2008
    Tilbury, ON
    miss_thenorth, they sometimes sell them at the Trails End Farmers Market auction in London. They don't sell for much, maybe $7 a bird, and usually to people who are going to eat them. So I don't think they are overly rare.

    I think its up to you if you'd rather rehome or eat. I think you could easily sell them, but its more a question of how much you'd get.
  10. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    they aren't very common in large fowl. a lot of times at shows if you do see a "large fowl oeg" its actually an american game who's type just happened to fit the bill for an oeg (in short a bird who doesnt have peacomb or spanish blood influenc).

    I used to have gold duckwings in large fowl, they are more aggressive than their bantam counterparts, but less so than the american game.

    i'd consider rehoming them if it was me.[​IMG]

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