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Roosters: How Do You Tell An Adult BBR OEBG from a Wheaten OEGB?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MNKris, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What am I missing? They look identical. I was thinking the wheaten had more of a sun-kissed hackle, but is that always the case? I have 13 roos, 10 are supposed to be wheaten, 3 are BBR. Want to only keep 3 wheatens...

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumping...
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Might need to ask this on the oegb thread in the breeds, genetics and showing section on the main forum.
     
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Quote from the bantam standard:

    " It has long been established that the Wheaten male is an overall lighter colored bird than the BBR. When the Weaten bred male is shown in a class of BB Reds, he has a brighter, more flashy or showy appearance."

    I don't know if this helps any. lol
     
  5. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you both for your suggestions.
     
  6. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckily you can cross compare--and this is only for show standard, so if they are slightly off-type it will make it very hard on you:

    Head
    BBR-Orange-red
    Wh-Light Orange

    Hackle
    BBR- orange, red
    Wh- Light Orange

    Saddle
    BBR- orange red
    Wh- Light Orange

    Wing Bows
    BBR- Deep Red
    Wh- Reddish Bay
     

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