Is there a difference between American Game Bantam and Old English Game Bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by madirose, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. madirose

    madirose Just Hatched

    Mar 4, 2014
    Ozark, Missouri
    Just wondering if there is a difference and what is different about the two exactly. I have a hen that i thought was a Old English Game Bantam but now im wondering if its an American Game? Thanks
  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes! There is a massive difference. Can you post a picture of the bird?
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    In exhibition birds, plenty. In backyard/hatchery birds, they're pretty similar. For one OEGBs are a lot more common. A picture would help.
  4. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    It could also be a mix, but please, a picture.
  5. Merrell89

    Merrell89 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2013
    Mesa Arizona
    I posted this on another discussion on here a while back: hope it helps

    There seems to be a lot of questions regarding the difference between American Game Bantams and Old English Game Bantams. In my opinion, OEGB's have gone far from the standard they were originally meant to fit under. Mostly due to fad breeding and what was winning at different times at shows. I raised OEGB for years and would get frustrated when an OEG bird that was basically a dubbed Dutch bantam would place higher than more "traditional"bodied/harder feathered birds

    The AGBs stay much more true to their game heritage. I drew up an illustration that shows the TYPICAL differences you'd see in a show pen from each breed. Please note that these arent ALL of the differences, just a few I've seen myself. Also, these are based on what you'll see in show pens... Not necessarily the SOP definitions (Which, Im aware that those two things should ideally mean the same thing, but unfortunately they dont)
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2017
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  6. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    wow you draw very well
  7. Merrell89

    Merrell89 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2013
    Mesa Arizona
    Thank you!

    What I lack in eloquence, I make up for in artistic ability lol
  8. LarryTX

    LarryTX Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 23, 2016
    North-central Texas
    Are you still on this site? I would like to further discuss this subject.

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