What age do OEGB cockerels get their full colours?

JaeG

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I've been meaning to update how our little man is going. He's still very cute and has only crowed once (when our son was having a major meltdown about a game on the ipad). 🤣 I've lost track of how old he is - I think he's almost 13 weeks old now.
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He's still just a handful

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Trying to take on the cat (who is most uninterested in chickens and just wants pats)

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Enjoying the sunshine with his sister

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Love those colours! 😍
 

JaeG

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Fox is 14 weeks old now and almost completely feathered in. One of our older bantams challenged him yesterday and it was hilarious. He fought back, scooting underneath her when she jumped, and he ended up winning. She is at least 3 times as big as he is (she's a bantam wyandotte). I wished I'd had my camera.
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His sister, Squeaks, got challenged by one of our older hens today and she's so sweet she didn't understand what was happening and just ran away.
 

Sapphire Sebright

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Fox is 14 weeks old now and almost completely feathered in. One of our older bantams challenged him yesterday and it was hilarious. He fought back, scooting underneath her when she jumped, and he ended up winning. She is at least 3 times as big as he is (she's a bantam wyandotte). I wished I'd had my camera.
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His sister, Squeaks, got challenged by one of our older hens today and she's so sweet she didn't understand what was happening and just ran away.
Wait... he looks a lot like my Pin used to.
I always thought that Pin was a Silver Dutch Bantam... could he have been an OEGB? Here he is:
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And as a chick:
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Sorry to hijack the thread so suddenly. I've been wondering about this for a little while.
 

Sapphire Sebright

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Fox is 14 weeks old now and almost completely feathered in. One of our older bantams challenged him yesterday and it was hilarious. He fought back, scooting underneath her when she jumped, and he ended up winning. She is at least 3 times as big as he is (she's a bantam wyandotte). I wished I'd had my camera.
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His sister, Squeaks, got challenged by one of our older hens today and she's so sweet she didn't understand what was happening and just ran away.
He's very handsome, by the way! A little lady-killer, he is. 🥰
 

Sonya9

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So by 18 weeks they should have adult plumage. Good to know.

I have some 10 week old OEG bantam cockerels and couldn't remember how long it took for their adult feathers either!
 

JaeG

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Wait... he looks a lot like my Pin used to.
I always thought that Pin was a Silver Dutch Bantam... could he have been an OEGB? Here he is:
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And as a chick:
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Sorry to hijack the thread so suddenly. I've been wondering about this for a little while.
Pin is beautiful! 🥰 I just love these little guys. They have so much personality and are such posers, even the girls. I don't think we have the Dutch bantams in New Zealand but aren't they supposed to have white earlobes?
 

JaeG

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This is our little guy at 16 weeks. The breeder confirmed that he is a Golden Duckwing and we got to visit her and see one of her Golden Duckwing boys. He's going to be gorgeous. He'll develop a brown patch just before his saddle feathers so it'll be interesting to see how long that takes.
 

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