old english game bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ameraucanacrazy, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    r oegb good brooders and r they easy to keep and breed and r they mean
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They are nice friendly birds. They are very good broodies, and are very easy to keep. They are also easy to breed.

    What colors are you interested in? I breed the self blue, and the black breasted red varities.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool I am soon to be getting my bird not OEG but I want some
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The roos can be aggressive, but I have had more trouble out of my dutch than my OEGB. Those guys are pushovers. The hens are very good mamas,

    ETA: Oops! Wrong button [​IMG]

    Anyway, the only problem you might have with them is that their combs can get frostbitten very easily in colder climates. I didn't notice where you are located., but if you are in a colder climate, you would need to at least keep the coop draft free, or think of dubbing the roos combs.
     
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  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hens are very docile to people and tame really easily, especially with the popular varieties (black, white, BBRed). They're dedicated moms that will fiercely protect their brood. Hens can be mean to other chickens, but this generally isn't the case.

    Males can be either sugar sweet or living terrors. Make sure to handle your males often, even then, they can be aggressive. I raise OEs and I just accepted the fact that the males are going to challenge me. Mine never full on fight, but they peck and let me know that they're in charge. They have such charming personalities though. That alone makes them well worth their occasional bad attitude.

    Overall, the breed is very hardy. They handle cold well and are prolific layers of tiny cream eggs. Light colored varieties tend to suffer mites pretty badly, but for the most part they aren't a favorite host for mites. They have strong immunities. They also live for a looong long time, especially the hens (10 years is expected, 15+ is common).
     
  6. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can amy one give my any pics of their old english game bantams and if anyone can i would like to see a pic of a broody old english bantam hen
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my beloved white boy, Gringo. [​IMG]

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  8. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he is beautiful
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! He's a punk, but also a prince. I love him so much. silly bird.
     
  10. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had some baby old english game bantams when they where babies but i gave them to my friend and i did not know what breed that they where and she shows me the pics of them when they got grown and i regret it alot:barnie:barnie:barnie:he:he
     

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