Is this a pair of Baird Old English Game Bantams.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crooked stripe, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these in a dozen fertile hatching eggs from Meyer. Broody hatched them, then raised till 12 weeks till she died. Never did figure out why. I found her in the coop still warm. I gave her a good look over inside and out and found nothing out of the ordinary. Although she died of something.



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  2. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, they do look like a pair of barred OEGs. Sorry about your hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking birds,sorry to hear about your broody. They are definetly barred oeg's I have two breeding pairs myself and love them.
     
  6. NYREDS

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    Look more Cukoo than Barred
     
  7. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    they look more cuckoo to me too i'm gonna go with cuckoo marans since they got pinkish/white legs.
     
  8. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told they where Marans at first but Bantam Marans are a rarity. I called Meyer where I purchased the fertile bantam hatching eggs and they said OEGB. Cackle, Meyer, McMurry and Ideal doesn't even offer them. On the Henderson breed chart nothing is mentioned about Maran Bantams. Storey's guide to Poultry Breeds does mention bantam Marans but their tails are short and droopy. These photo's where taken when the birds where 13 weeks. Now going on 16 weeks their tails are getting even higher and longer. That is what pointed me and others here to Barred Old English Game Bantams. John
     
  9. NYREDS

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    They are no doubt OEGBs not Marans but again they appear to be Cukoo which is a variety of OEGB.
     
  10. SeramaSweetie

    SeramaSweetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:DEFINITELY NOT Cuckoo Marans, they're way too small. I'm pretty sure they're Barred/Cuckoo OEGBs, but the first pic looks sort of like a Serama, but I'm positive that Seramas don't come in that color, plus, it isn't built exactly like one.
     
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