OEG or dutch bantams?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CascadiaRiver, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a oeg and her 'sister' looks very Dutch Bantam to me, her ear lobes are a very white pink so I cant tell if they are pink for OEG or a white for Dutch. I dobt she is a mix because we got her from a 4h breeder that knows his stuff, and I want to trust that what he gave us are some really different 'sisters' but I cant be for sure. Im going to ask them at the next meeting and such but I wanted a backup plan just in case, any ideas on what she might be?
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  2. BantamLover21

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    What color are your birds' legs? A true Dutch bantam should have blue slate legs.
     
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her legs are a pale pinkish white
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's an Old English Game.
     
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  5. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mottled OEGB, we have one that could be her twin.
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    With white legs, she's definitely an Old English Game.
     
  7. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy that gave them to us told me she was a spangled, is she really a mottled?
     
  8. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Here's our little Stripe. If I'm not mistaken it's mottled, I think spangled has more of a uniform look to the white.
     
  9. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are, or at least our little girl Star, is a spangled because as far as I can tell, mottled had a solid colour with white and Spangled has a lighter colour of the base colour around the white speckles.
     
  10. JeanR

    JeanR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dutch Bantams have never been created in Mottled OR Spangled. White earlobes and blue legs do not make a Dutch, although they are first signals of the breed (except for Cuckoo Dutch and some Mille Fleur Dutch, which have Cuckoo in their background). Part white or odd shaped earlobes, are FLAGS of crossbred birds.
    It is a shame that the Dutch Bantams--such desireable pets, as well as Show birds--are so little studied by many folks who want them. There is lots of information available and membership in the Dutch Bantam Society can put one in touch with many breeders of TRUE Dutch. MOST varieties have strict rules for even crossing VARIETIES. For instance, Light Brown to Light Brown or to Blue Light Brown,. Others, just as strict rules to make breeding, exhibition and sale DUTCH

    Would never breed a bird without a known background, for sale or exhibition, But ENJOY the birds anyway--and females make lovely broodies. GOOD LUCK
     

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