Game pullet color ID

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I know she is an OEG, and I know she is a 'she', what I don't know is what color she is. Any ideas? I would like to find a roo for her of the same color, would help if I knew what I was looking for. She was almost pure white as a chick, she has gotten darker as she gets older. Thanks!

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  2. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:blotchy spangling, yellow legs, larger looking size...might have some american game in her. looks like a wheaton spangle.

    some examples of wheaton spangle males (of this particular style)....as you can see there is variance.

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  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    whatever she is, she's VERY pretty!
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Vcomb--How big are the OEGs? She is not much bigger than my bantam OEG roos. And what color legs are the OEG's supposed to have?
     
  5. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:if she is an old english game bantam then she is an unrecognized color. however going by their standard she would have to have white legs rather than yellow. considering she isn't a recognized color its not surprising she is bigger than your others by a little bit.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No she isn't a bantam, she is a standard sized bird.
     
  7. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok, old english and american games run about the same weights. roosters between 4 and 6 lbs. hens usually between 4 and 5. white leg still applies. not sure if its recognized in lf oeg or not. but if it were shown as an american game her leg color is acceptable.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm not sure if she is american or old english, I honestly didn't know there was a difference [​IMG] Is that the only difference between the two? We have a lot of game chickens, and most (if not all, would have to go look!) of them do have the yellow legs.
     
  9. Vcomb

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    Quote:there are differences, but unless you've been around both u wouldnt really be able to tell. a lot of american games have been successfully shown as old english. depending on the bloodline they are almost practically old english, as they are high percentage of old english and old irish pit bloodlines. the american game standard is looser, they allow more colors of legs, comb types and a greater variance of tail angle than the oegs.
     
  10. DTchickens

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    shes a american game... White hackle to be exact. have about 20 on the yard running around that look just like her. can supply pictures tomorrow if needed

    oh, and the roosters V posted are exactly what her brothers. offspring. father. etc would look like. (offspring really depending on what you crossed her with... if a Red. there, but if something else.. well who knows)
     
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