What's the difference between dutch bantams/OEGB

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Yessur Ebob, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. [​IMG]

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  2. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Can someone help me out, pretty please
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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)
     
  4. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dutch bantam hen
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    OEGB hen
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    (pics from yahoo)
     
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  5. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    i think the duch will have a biger white loob behind her ear than the OEGB and will be smaler hope this helps
     
  6. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks for your help guys. [​IMG]
     
  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: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
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. miselah

    miselah New Egg

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    I also read that the Dutch have white ears which OEGB do not.
     

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