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Thinking about getting some OEGB...........

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by littlecreekfarm, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Okay so I am thinking about starting a flock of Silver Duckwing OEGB. I saw some at a show and they are absolutely beautiful. I have some questions about them.

    1. Are the cockerels friendly?

    2. How do the pullets lay?

    3. Are they a lot of work to show?

    4. Are the friendly?

    5. How much do they usually cost?

    6. they are recognized by the APA right?

    Thanks and if anyone has some pictures they would like to share I would love to see some.

    Is there a thread for this breed?

    -Erin
     
  2. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Anyone? I'm also wondering if their combs have to be dubbed?
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yes you must dub combs

    some are friendly others fight like crazy...depends on the bird

    lots of folks show them so it is easy to find birds...it is very competitive

    cost depends on lots of things so basically as much as you have to spend

    very much recognized

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  4. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do a search for old English thread, read through that, it will answer most of your questions.
    APA recognized, yes.
    Friendly, yes for the most part, case by case basis.
    Cost, all depends on what you want. From $10 a bird to over $100 a bird, depends on quality and who you buy from.
    Hard to show? Not any worse than most other birds, all depends on how competitive you want to be.
    Do the hens lay well? Case by case basis, many show birds are inbred, that can and will effect their fertility.
    Are the cockerels friendly? Case by case again, but a good rooster will defend his hens, its in his genetic code.
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you only plan on showing hens, you don't need to dub. Run a strong hen line and dubbing isn't necessary. They can still freeze in the winter though.
     
  6. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Thanks Everyone! I really think I am going to get a few of these. I like the silver duckwing and blue wheaten
     
  7. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 hens and a breeding roo of Self Blues.

    1 The roo is really friendly, and one hen I raised tends to try to peck at me when I try to get her out. Not bad enough to bother me, iI think she is looking for a treat.

    2 I get one egg every 2 days from my hens right now but I think it will go up. I just started feeding them 22% breeder food.

    3 Don't know about showing yet. Hope to start next year.....

    4 In general they are a friendly breed. I have a Mutt that is just my buddy. Everytime I got out to feed he flies up and sits on my shoulder.. Loves to be held! But like any breed you are going to have your pains...

    5 I bought my trio for $45. He was selling out of SB so I think that was a really low price.

    6 Already see that it was answered!

    I Love my OEB! they are my favorite breed for sure. Can't wait to hatch the eggs I have been getting.

    April

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  8. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    22% is a little high imo. 18 to 20% is all you really need, and many ppl get by with 15 to 16% protein. Just a thought.
     
  9. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what the feed store told me people feed their breeders.... beats me..... Don't have anyone here in the area to talk to so I'm fling solo...

    April
     

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