What's the difference between dutch bantams/OEGB

Yessur Ebob

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Apr 23, 2010
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What's the difference between dutch bantams, and Old English Game bantams? I would really appreciate how to tell the difference in the hens.

We had a bantam hen awhile back who we used in a cross that I would like to try again, however she died a few years ago and I'm not sure what breed she was. I've narrowed it down to dutch or OEGB, but I can't tell the difference.
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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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ninjascrub69

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Aug 13, 2010
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I've heard dutch bantams are better egg producers, and dutch bantams have a slightly different body shape. If its from a hatchery there might not be much of a difference (i've heard that hatcheries cross dutch bantams with their OEGB's to help increase egg production, but i dont know for sure if its true or not)
 

Matt A NC

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Actually, if an OEGB is bred to what the high end breeders are using as their own standard then they are now smaller then the Dutch. OEGBs have been bred smaller and smaller over the years.

Matt
 

miselah

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I don't know if this is accurate, but I have read that you can tell OEGB from Dutch by the color of their legs. The Dutch have a slate grey leg color which, supposedly, is unique to the dutch.
 

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