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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nsampsel, May 31, 2012.
Can someone tell me the difference between Dutch Bantams & Old English Game Bantams?
One of the biggest tells is the white ears on a Dutch. The OEGs have red ears. Also, OEGs are very commonly dubbed, while Dutch bantams are not.
There are more, smaller details (such as posture) from there. But the above are the most obvious and easy to spot.
Are there color differences in legs & such? Combs? Feather pattern? Or are the colors similar?
Hrm, that's a complicated question. The breeds do share many similar colorations, but some are recognized by various organizations, and some are not. (for example, one color could be accepted by the American Bantam Association, but not accepted by the American Poultry Association. That goes for both breeds).
Here is a good website that discusses some of the more popular (and recognized) Dutch colors: http://the-coop.org/dutch/dutch3.html
Both breeds have straight combs, but as I said before, OEGs are commonly dubbed (comb removed). This makes a startlingly different look to the bird.
Another difference between the breeds is that Dutch Bantams are considered "true bantams", in that they do not have a larger version. OEGs come in both standard and bantam sizes.