How do I dub an old english game bantam

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Breaker, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. I was wandering if some one could show me how to dub a rooster I may have to do it for a freind if some one could give me a video that would be great.Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, this is the best video I could find on the web in such a short time. The one I really wanted a link to I couldn't get to load; others were not even decent representations of true dubbing (dull scissors, etc). Even these scissors are a little dull in my opinion, the ones we use you can snip the wattles/ears (and combs off most of the time) in one go.

    But, here is a link:

    The flour works, but is not necessary; dub on cool days, colder the better and preferably a little before dark so they settle down and don't bleed so much. Sugar works in place of flour, some people even use a feather. You don't have to use that much flour either, just a little.

    For Old English Game Bantams, you want to dub the comb about a 1/4 inch above the head in a smooth round look; the bird will have a line in his comb you can follow.

    God bless,
    Daniel.

    PS. An article on dubbing, go to the tips section.

    http://cmtk3.webring.org/l/rd?ring=poultry;id=77;url=http://www.freewebs.com/cajunyankee/index.htm
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  3. Mychickendrew

    Mychickendrew Out Of The Brooder

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    do you have to cut an OE's earlobes?
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes
     
  5. bhj123

    bhj123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm seriously dreading dubbing my rooster. Does it bleed a lot?
     
  6. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It usally bleed very little if not at all. The only blood that comes out is just whats already in the comb,wattles or earlobes. Its nothing to worry about it dosent really hurt them either.
     
  7. bhj123

    bhj123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just starting to show my OEGBs and is there a diagram of how the comb is supposed to look after it has been dubbed?
     
  8. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would advise you to not do your best bird first haha. If you look at the cocks comb you will see a natural line running through it cut along this line and you will be fine make sure to leave 1/4" to 1/2" on the top. Heres one I did a few days ago.[​IMG] be sure to use sharp sciccors and alchol to keep it from getting infected. You can also use flour to stop any bleeding if needed
     
  9. bhj123

    bhj123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!
     

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