Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dr. Doolittle, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Dr. Doolittle

    Dr. Doolittle New Egg

    Mar 30, 2009
    I'm new to the chicken fun and am in the process of building my first coop. I'm trying to figure out the breed I want and am leaning towards Orpington and Barred Rock. Question: What is a bantam to a pullet and does each breed have them? And abbreviations are used such as OEG and OEGB. What are these?
    Now I feel foolish. I should have jumped over to definitions before I asked about a bantam and pullet.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    A bantam is to a pullet as a good friend is to a super model

    Not all breedings will have them in fact it can lead to incarceration

    OEG - only eats grain

    OEGB - only eats green beans

    Hope I was of help Dr.! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    bantam--miniature chicken
    pullet-- female chicken under a year
    cockrel--male chicken under a year

    OEG--Old English Game
    OEGB-Old English Game Bantam

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