Crossing BB Red w/OEGB Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by brodysam, May 23, 2009.

  1. brodysam

    brodysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    I have some OEGB eggs in the incubator. If I have pullets from these eggs and put them with my BB Red rooster, will they still be game birds? This is new to me and I'm confused on "game bird" classification as opposed to breeds. Is BB Red a breed? Someone gave him to me and I've been trying to research him. I've found him on McMurray but that is all.

    I also have some mutt eggs from my little cornish cross hen. She has a different rooster suitor but I'm not sure what breed he is, not BB Red. I was going to put some of her chicks in too.
  2. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    kenora ontairo canada
    they will not be game hens
  3. brodysam

    brodysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    So what makes a bird a "game bird?" Will the offspring of the OEGB and BB Red be considered just crosses?
  4. Ferngully

    Ferngully Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2008
    N.E. Florida
    BB Red is a color of a bird, not a breed. Much like blue, wheaten, golden are color descriptions of birds. If you have an old english game bantam hen and an old english game bantam rooster, hatched those eggs into pullets then yes they would be game hens. Without knowing what breed your hen and rooster are, it is difficult to know what will be hatching. But good luck on your hatch, chicks are loads of fun.
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    OEGB is Old English Game Bantam.
    BB Red is Black Breasted Red.
    OEGB is the breed.
    BB Red is the type or color variation of that breed just as is Wheaten or White or Silver Duckwing.
    If you are breeding your OEGB to a BB Red which I am assuming is also a OEGB then you still end up with an OEGB. It is just a matter of what color the chicks will be.
  6. brodysam

    brodysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Ok, thank you. I wasn't sure on the classification of a BB Red so that helps a lot. [​IMG]
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    What breed of bb red do you have? I have black rosecombs and have wheaten oegb eggs in the bator now. I am crossing them and will have mutts in the first generation... but when I breed them back to rosecomb, I will get some wheaten rosecombs. As soon as your breeding program brings you back to birds which conform to that standard, you have that breed.

    Hope this helps.
  8. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    BB Red is a color as many has already said. But what is the breed of the chicken that is your BB Red? Is it an Old English too? Or is it another type. Photos would be great!
  9. brodysam

    brodysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    This is my BB Red rooster. I actually have two just like him. I don't know what breed he is. Someone gave him to me and said he was a BB Red.

    This is my other rooster with his hen. Someone from the board said he is an Asil.

    I'm not breeding for anything specific. They are just farm birds and something I've found that I really enjoy. I've got a couple of her eggs in the incubator and the Asil should be the daddy.
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    It appears that your "BB RED" has yellow legs. Does it? If so it's not an Old English.

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