Dutch Bantams vs OEG bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rosto, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Rosto

    Rosto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have BB Red bantams and was looking at all the different breeds. Seems like Dutch and OEG bantams share many of the same characteristics. Can any of you tell me some differences? Also, what do you guys feel about dubbing? I know that if you show the BB Reds the roos will need to be dubbed. At what age do you dubb them?
    Thanks, Amy
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dutch roosters have a full tail. Good egg layers and a very attractive bird. They are far less common than OEG. Dubbing is a bloody mess, just my opinion. I prefer modern game bantams to both of the breeds you mentioned. They have great attitudes-easy to train, and showy.
     
  3. Rosto

    Rosto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't think I can dubb my babies. They are such pretty little guys. I want them as pets anyway, but was reading up on the breed and it mentioned to show the roos must be dubbed.
    Thanks for the good info.
     
  4. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can show males that are not dubbed up to a certain age without being disqualified.
     
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the Dutch is a touch larger, has broader feather and fuller larger tail. They are very similar at a quick glance. They have been inter-breed for improvement of certian traits of the other breed used both ways.
    Dubbing isn't that bad, if you hav enever dubbed one find someone nearby who has and dubbed for show purposes.
    Do not dub them until the tail is complete the bird will likely be about 8-9 months of age. Other wise you may cause some stress marks in the feathers that are growing in, and stunt feather growth.
    Hope that helps, if you happen to be in Oklahoma I would be more than to show you how to dub or dub them for you, I have a few that will be ready in the next two weeks.
     
  6. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can show un-dubbed cockrells up to 11 months of age, but do not expect to place with an un-dubbed bird.
     
  7. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience between oegb and dutch, I found the dutch to not be as hardy as oegb. They are larger, softer feather and bigger tail, as jarvis stated.
     
  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dutch larger?
    Am I in the wrong movie?
    Dutch bantams are the smallest chickens beside serama.

    Dubbing required? Strange things happen in every country I guess.
     
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  9. LAseramas KP

    LAseramas KP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like OEGB
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You're correct. Standard weights are larger for the Old English per the APA Standard.
    One other obvious difference between the 2 breeds is ear lobe colour. Dutch Bantams have white ear lobes which is a disqualification in Old English Bantams. Leg colour differs as well.
     

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