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Old English bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by happyhens, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who has them? Do they go broody a lot? Are they more broody than bantam cochins? And of course, pictures are welcome!
     
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
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    These are Lemon Blue Old English bantams......they do go broody often, maybe not as good as some cochins tho. Sometimes the roo's become aggressive but, overall they are good birds.
     
  3. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty! Thanks for replying.
    I just love the variety of colors on them, but I have found pictures of Old English Game birds with really long legs, and then there are some with short legs. What is the difference? Is it the difference between bantam OEG and standard OEG?
     
  4. mario2girls

    mario2girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my old english hens are always broody,,,cant get them off nests they see an egg and it is theirs..lol
    havent figured out how to post pics,wish i could,
    also,,i believe there is a dutch bantam that reminds me of the oe, and there are some oe that seem taller than mine too,,,but i dont know the answer really.,
     
  5. mario2girls

    mario2girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did i do it??? if so,,.here is one of mine.
     
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
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    I have had many different OEG bantams. The hens are always so sweet. And very broody. One hen would hatch a clutch and leave the chicks and go right to setting more eggs. She hatched 4 clutches one summer. All the chicks were hand raised. I love them.[​IMG]
     
  7. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some bbred oegbs. I have one hen go broody once, in two years. Here is some pictures of her, and where she went broody:

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    She wouldn't let dh clean off his worktable, and he was halted on building anything. If dh even came close to the worktable, she would start clucking, she only let me fill her feed and waterer that was near her. She was only sitting on four eggs, two she started with, and two we added, she hatched two of them:

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  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    Mario2girls. What color do you call that rooster? I found one at a swap. They look a lot alike.
     
  9. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Farm girl, I love yours. Are they creles?
     
  10. mario2girls

    mario2girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always thought he was spangled,,,i could be wrong,,,is he mottled??? not really sure,,,what do you think?
     

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