OEG--what to expect?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Blisschick, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    As mentioned in another post, I've just found out that my OEG BB Red is actually Wheaton. I bought him some Red girls this past weekend, with hopes of chicks in the spring. Now that I know I don't have a matched set, what color(s) can I expect to get from any hatches? I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't get the right color girls for him, but don't want to call my whole breeding program a loss here. [​IMG]
  2. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2007
    Winston Salem, NC
    Well, the BB red roos are really almost the same as Wheaton/the hens are different... according to the hen here, this is a wheaton pair. I guess if you are seriously breeding for specific color it might not be good but I imagine you'd get some lovely chicks anyway. We are just smitten with these two.-[​IMG] -Lynn
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I've had Buddy (nicknamed 'Pick-pick' from the sound he makes) for about 2 1/2 years now, and he's my rotten little kid. I couldn't part with him for anything.

    Two of the girls I got him are Reds, but one is a sport. She's white where she should be brownish-black. I was told that this is the color they use to make fawn or chocolates, so I got her to see what would happen. I'm guessing since Wheaton and Red are so closely related, that I'll probably get some of both, along with the fawn.

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