Bantams -- which are the better layers, OEG or Dutch?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Freeholder, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of a project involving bantams, and was wondering whether Dutch or OEG bantams are the better layers?

    Kathleen
     
  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
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    Henderson's breed chart lists Dutch as better layers, but with the tiniest egg. Neither is listed as a good layer.

    I have an OEGB bantam and her egg is about 1/3 a large egg. My other bantams are about 1/2 a large egg. I guess it depends if you want eggs for breeding or eating.
     
  3. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that's helpful. I have a project in mind -- will post about it later (much later, LOL!) if it works as intended.

    Kathleen
     
  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not to contradict flakey but my oegb's are pretty good layers [egg a day while in season] and i find that their eggs are about 1/2 the size of a store bought egg. plus dutch have issues with frost bite more so than oeg's. that being said neither are going to produce nearly as much as a "real" chicken.
     

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