OEGB Questions ???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crazychicken, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    First off I was told she was an OEGB and it appears so, but you never know so I come to the experts.

    here she is,

    a Wheaten OEGB hen.


    One of her eggs,


    she has pinkish/red combs/wattles/ear lobes and a four toes on each foot. that is if you count the little toe on the back. if not three. she is sweet and tame and we will keep her either way, but we would like to know.

    second question,

    She has come out of quarantine and her legs look a lot better than in the pic above. she is in the new coop getting used to the hens. my main concern is this.

    I have a big RIR roo, he can be protective. he is not in the coop currently, frankly I am scared to put him in there. because his measures about. 1.6 feet tall if I had to guess, and she is like 5 inches tall, and well can OEGB cross with standards ? will he mate with her ? if he does mate with her with he crush her into a "pancake" ? You might see my concern.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    She looks like a wheaten OEGB to me. They very rarely will try to cross, because they are so much size difference. We had some OEGB in with out RIRs and they got along just fine and never tried to cross.
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Really, thanks that makes me feel a little better. I just do not know what to do about him though. because he is kinda on the aggressive side. [​IMG]
  4. embkm

    embkm Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    I had a huge BR in with my OEGB. It was fine at first. I had her first and the roo was a juvenille when I got the BR's. Then the OEGB went broody and I seperated her to hatch her chicks. When I tried to reintroduce her, the roo tried squashing her flat! I ended up keeping her in with her chicks until I got rid of Brewster and mixed all the girls.

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