Old english game bantams, I think

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peeps7, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I bought a pair of, what was sold as, old english game bantams. But, the more I look at the shape of the rooster he looks more like a serama. They are both so teeny and they are shaped just like very nice seramas. The only think that tells me they are OEGB is that the rooster has a dubbed comb, I think thats what you call it.

    I would appreciate it if someone would show me a picture of their OEGB beside a coke can or something like that so I could see the size. Thanks!!!
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Could you show a pic of your birds? That would help us tell you what you have.
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I don't have a picture, I'll be able to tell if someone posts a pic of an OEGB. I'm 99% sure they are OEGB but I want to be positive. :)
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
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    Here's a pic of my OEGB roo at 20 weeks. I'll post younger pics tomorrow if you need them. [​IMG]

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  6. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I agree, their size can make telling them apart confusing. I have both, and I can you the difference right off. A Serama has an almost vertical stance, with the wings nearly straight up and down, the chest out with the head lined up with the wings. The tail should be fully erect, and the body very compact looking. The tail will nearly touch the back of the head.

    An OEGB has a much longer back and more relaxed pose. The wings are more angled and the body is more parallel with the ground.
     
  7. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    peeps7 if they are tiny like you say, then I do believe you have bought yourself a 'very nice' pair of OEGB. They are supposed to be tiny. [​IMG]

    Do they also have a nice round breast area?
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] I love that dog! O the look on his face!!!


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    Well they are not all this extreme but you get the general idea!
     
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