Breeds

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

  1. Dr. Doolittle

    Dr. Doolittle New Egg

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    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.
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    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

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    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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