Old English Game Bantams questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amy King Hanson, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine gave me these chickens. I'm assuming they are Old English Game Bantams. Anything you can tell me about them
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    I had hatched out eggs that he had given me earlier. The 2 dark ones and the yellow and gold one.
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 4 of them. All hens. They are quite feisty for their size, They do not want to be at the bottom of the pecking order, so they will try to work their way up. Attentive to flying predators. They run and hide when there is danger. Not very cold tolerant, They do not have very much mass. Feathers are not very fluffy compared to other chickens. I LUV ALL OF MINE.. They are pets only
     
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  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    The little cockerel in the 2nd pic is adorable! Kinda looks like a rose comb though, can't tell for sure.... or maybe it was dubbed, which is common for the breed. (I believe its mandatory if showing them) The little girl in the first pic is beautiful too. I have about 25 OEGB's at the moment. Mostly silver duckwing pattern, but they are my favorite flocks. The girls are very sweet, jump on my arm easily. The males are tolerant of chicks and people, though they will scuffle with other cocks. (I think they think they are bigger than they are! lol) And the hens lay eggs fairly well and consistently. All excellent flyers and like to be up high! Super fun breed to keep. Oh, and they make the absolute best broodies!

    Here's a link to lots of color varieties. Enjoy your new birds!

    http://www.poultrysupply.com/poultry/breeds.html
     
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  4. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend gave these to me. His flock kept getting eaten and these are the last survivors. So now I need to build them a coop and a run because I'm not sure if they'd do well with my flocks.
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Mine mostly stay away from the other flocks, but I usually let my breeds out separately, so as not to let the males get at each other, or at the other hens. I do have a friend that free-ranges hers with her other breeds and they do fine. If you can, give the new run some height and length so they can fly around a bit. They love stretching their wings!

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    young pair of silver duckwings
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    momma and 4 babies
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    chillin under the picnic table
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    one of my new self-blues, she is such a sweetie
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  7. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'll look at the link. And the more I research they more I realize they must be mixed. They do have rose combs. A friend of mine said these two could produce the 2 black chicks. So I'm trying to find out what his other birds looked like. I love a good chicken mystery.

    Here is a picture of them this morning.
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  8. Amy King Hanson

    Amy King Hanson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I take a ton of pictures too!! They're AWEsome! I love all the little places you have for them. And I will join that thread. I'm going to need the help! I'm used to regular chickens, lol.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    beautiful banties
     
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  10. JarrodnJojo2016

    JarrodnJojo2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought theses bantams , I don't know much about OEGB. after I got them home I looked in my chicken catalog and thought they were bb red old English game bantams.
    I was looking on line and out they were not bb reds but weatens except, they both have blue legs. can anyone give me some advice?
     

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