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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arllcountrygirl, Dec 11, 2008.
Looks like it might be, but there are other breeds that have the white earlobes. But it does look like a dutch.
It may have Dutch in it but is far from a pure Dutch.
He came from Ideal and I was just trying to figure out his breed.
Come on - any ideas. He come from Ideal so he is pure - just not sure what
Yeah, he could be an Ideal Dutch. A REAL pure Dutch has striping on the saddle and hackle feathers. That almost looks like a wheaten or so, which is possible seeing the hatcheries cross to OEG all the time.
Actually the more I look at it, it looks like it is a Mille Dutch. Also something Ideal sells.
I did not want to go here, but, I have heard many, many people say that the Dutch from Ideal are far from pure. I have never ordered from them so cannot speak from experience but I do raise Dutch. The bird in the picture is definitely not a pure Dutch. Ideal claims to have far more colors of Dutch than what actually exist in the US and it is becuase they are supposedly crossed with OEG. Honestly, that is exactly what it looks like to me, a Dutch/OEG cross.
Thanks - it is really not a big deal on him. I got him with some other birds that I recently got the other day. I have since decided to turn him loose at the barn with some mix hens. He is great at cleaning up feed after the horses and he is pretty to look at.