How Nice Is This OEGB?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EngieKisses, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know much about OEGB's, I am new to them. I acquired this trio from an auction because I thought they were pretty. They are Silver Blues. Can anyone tell me if he is nice or not?

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  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    I can't offer you an expert opinion but I can say those are beautiful birds!
     
  3. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Is he dubbed? Is that what it looks like when they do that?

    Anyway- reallly pretty birds!
     
  5. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not a purebred, but a pretty fella!
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's called Blue birchen, and I agree with sunshine [​IMG]
     
  7. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, it is called Silver Blue.

    If you are asking about their show quality -on a scale of 1-10 I would give them a 4.
    Other than that they are just fine.

    Bob
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't say much on color, but for type wise some things that i can tell automatically without getting much into it would be the tail being too high and his wing carriage. As for purity i believe he is, and really you're silver blues are some of the best I've seen, doesn't seem to be a very common variety or at least not when I'm around.
     
  9. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. I know they are Silver Blues for sure, and I know they are rare in this area too, but how do I improve this line and still keep it Silver Blue?
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    He's A Silver Blue. There may be someone working on something they call a Blue Birchen but it's not a standard variety as far as I know.
    This bird's tail set is too high & his wings are carried much too low. He also doesn't have the width of feather & feather quality that a good OEGB should have. Can't tell much about the females except that their top colour is too dark & they're not ditinctly laced.
    That said, they'll probably be the best Silver Blues there as it's not an often seen variety.
     

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