Old english game bantham cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MuscovyMad, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I was just wondering if anyone knew what an old english game bantham (cockerel) x pekin bantham would look like? I.e would it have feathered feet? Thanks
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC. First off, just so you know, Bantam is spellled without an "h" [​IMG] . Yes feathered feet is dominant so the offspring should have some degree of foot feathering, just not as full as the Cochin ( pekin) has. If you could tell us what color varieties you are working with, we can probably tell you what colors the chicks will be too.
     
  3. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i seen the spelling once i had finished. :)

    I am new to chickens so i don't know the proper names for the colourings. But i can describe them.

    My OEG cockerel is black with an almost oil like appearance with blue and green feathers. He also has an orange ring around his neck.

    There are three hens. 2 that are pure plain old black. And the other is harder to describe but is grey with white bands through its feathers.

    Any information would be great as it is my first time ever breeding my own chickens.

    I was just wondering what kind of body structure they would end up with as the two breeds are pretty different so i was wondering if they would have the athletic build of the OEG or just be round and plump like the pekins.

    In the ideal situation they would be more lean with feathered feet / legs as the cockerel did no appreciate the recent cold spell, however the pekins were fine. Although their feathering is worse for wear now. Will the feet feathers regularly grow back?

    Sorry for all the extra questions. :)
     
  4. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for bumpin but i would really appreciate if someone could help? [​IMG]
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Its hard to imagine the colors you are talking about, the ones you are describing doesnt really sound like pure colors so without pictures of the birds it would be hard to tell you what they will look like and it would also be hard to predict the body types too.
     
  6. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I thought it would be difficult but i thought i would give it a try. I might hatch a couple of eggs in the incubator to see if the chicks turn out nice. And then if they do i will breed them and if not i can always get hatching eggs of nicer ones.

    Thanks for trying [​IMG]
     

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