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Old English Game Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by isaacsmommy104, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. isaacsmommy104

    isaacsmommy104 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have a trio of Old English Game Bantams. The rooster is a Black Breasted Red and the two Hens are Spangled. I want to know if breeding them will result in either or color varieties? I was not sure if it was acceptable to cross the varieties or not. If anyone knows I would appreciate the input. Thank you for your time.

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  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt, the colors wouldnt be right...
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they should, if the hens are true Spangleds, then they should be mottled BBReds and since mottling is recessive, crossing them would give chicks that look like pure BBReds and if bred back together or to the Spangled hens, they would produce more Spangles as well as BBReds.

    Can you post some pics of the hens so we can make sure they are true Spangleds ( Motted BBRed and not Motted Red Columbian like some I have seen)
     
  4. cbbantams

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    It would be much easier and get better quality birds to get BB pullets and a spangle cock bird and breed them straight.
     
  5. cbbantams

    cbbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry it double posted.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  6. isaacsmommy104

    isaacsmommy104 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can get some better pictures tomorrow if needed. This is all I have right now. Thanks for the help so far! It's very much appreciated!

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  7. isaacsmommy104

    isaacsmommy104 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They really aren't good pictures. I will get better ones tomorrow. It's bothering me now! [​IMG]
     
  8. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they should, if the hens are true Spangleds, then they should be mottled BBReds and since mottling is recessive, crossing them would give chicks that look like pure BBReds and if bred back together or to the Spangled hens, they would produce more Spangles as well as BBReds.

    Can you post some pics of the hens so we can make sure they are true Spangleds ( Motted BBRed and not Motted Red Columbian like some I have seen)

    My bad, but either way you would be making a crossbred, which I dont like doing, but whatever floats your boat...
     
  9. NYREDS

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    You wouldn't be making a crossbred? bird as both parents are OEGBs.
     
  10. isaacsmommy104

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    They wouldn't be crossbreeds. I just don't want to screw up the colors. I know in many breeds you just get either or. That was my issue. Here are better pictures.

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