PURE O.E.G. or are they x's?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Genetic Rooster, May 16, 2011.

  1. Genetic Rooster

    Genetic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    These have been represented as pure Old English Game fowl, and I was interested in getting them, but wanted another opinion from BYC'ers if these were Pure birds...thx
     
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  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    dont see anything
     
  3. Genetic Rooster

    Genetic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about that..uploading pics is almost as new as chickens.
    The 2 birds now show....just wondering what you guys/ gals think about these Old English Game Fowl..pure or mixed.......and if they could possibly be show birds?
     
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  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    I do not think those are OEGs, they look like American Games to me, I have had standard OE and their stations have not been that high, and they weren't as thick in the body as my AG.
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American Game Cocks..
     
  6. Genetic Rooster

    Genetic Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    so then this is an americam game as well?
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    sorry for all the questions..and thanks for all the help...
    BTW...what are good rules of thumb for making an Id for one or the other...as these birds can be very expensive.?
     
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  7. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That first one is either an american game cock or an old english standard game cock....
     
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  8. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Genetic Rooster

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    thx game...the reason I ask, and am so curious is that I think I have found a path I like in chickens besides just raising them for feathers eggs, and meat.....the cross white game I have has made an impression on me, and would like to breed them for show...but wish to go in the OLD english direction...and need to be able to ID the difference...which appears hard atm . any, and all help is appreciated.
     
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  10. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:some lines of American games have changed very little since they first came over from the UK waaayyyy back, making some families "passable" as old english. The two main things to remember is largefowl OEG's always have red earlobes, straight combs, white legs (unless they are crow wing varieties or blue, then its black or blue). At least they should, sometimes if you get hatchery stock that's not the case. I had largefowl OEG's at one time and they had different leg colors. Had I known at the time I would have bred towards white legs, but bred to blue legs instead.
     

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