Calling all OEGB Standard owners.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shay20, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Hello, ok I have an old english game bird standard breed,

    I am familar with a few of the bantam colors, but not the stanard colors.

    my question is what are the reconized colors for showing?

    I have one that is like a wheaton or black breatsed but he has a few white feathers on each side of his wings.

    is this normal or is this a DQ?

    i will go try to take a pic of him now.

    Not the best pic, but you can see some white on wings, what color do you all think he is?

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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Hey Shay. I think that you have a blue/red OEG. Check out the webpage that renegaderidge has. She has some good pics up there.
    If it is a blue/red, I think that the white is a disqualifier.

    However, I defer to the experts here in showing and genetics. I am too much of a newbie to go out on a limb...lol

    Pretty bird though!!
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Thank you, i looked under the breed page shere but did not anything that could help with this.

    i need to get one of those books that has all the reconized breeds color and such. lol

    Do you know what her website is?
     
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  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Any one else, please, [​IMG]
    i am puuting him in show but i need to know if he ahs the right coloring, and i have to send out my form like today or in the morning.

    i know last min thing, of course that is me. [​IMG]
     
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a wheaten to me. One question though- Sure he is a large fowl OEG and not an American game?
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Probably a blue breasted red, the colors are basically the same as for bantams, though each has some the other doesn't have. I don't show them, so I have no idea if the white would disqualify or not. Now, if it was like downy feathers at the base of the tail, that's normal, it's a sign of a healthy roo (so I've heard), but as for white in other places, I really don't know [​IMG]

    How did the quail eggs do? [​IMG]
     
  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:ok what is an american game? i need to look that up.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They are very similar to OEG, many say the leg color is the only difference. You would basically have to 'know' which you have, or find someone skilled in both that can give you their best guess.
     
  9. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:hmmm, his legs are yellow, and we got him from an auction his feathers were cut like a game cock.

    i know some breeds of the game cocks, but this one i was thinking was an oegb,
    should i enter him as a american game? if so what color should i put?
     
  10. DTchickens

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    Quote:There are a few more differences really, especially personality. They do look similar when you only observe the plumage, but many are bigger, may come pea or straight comb, etc. I wrote an article on them awhile back with lots of help from CUDA, it's in the BYC breed section. Too often the American game is confused with the Old English and 90% of the time the birds people call large fowl Old English are just American games.
     

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