Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by huppfarm, Dec 15, 2008.

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    Howdy, i got these youngsters from a 4-H kid who was going to raise something else than chickens this year.
    she didnt know which variety they were and i didnt have the new uptodate standard of perfection to figure it out.
    perhaps one of you Dutch breeders could help me out here?
    thank you for your time!

  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
  3. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Songster

    Dec 12, 2008
    se ohio
    brown breasted red??? maybe but not sure
  4. Quote:so is that a brown breasted red?
    if it were an OEG, bbr would mean black breasted red, correct?
    black breasted has no coloring on the breast except black.

    just checking.
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    BBR = black breasted red.

  6. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    I believe the color is called Light Brown
  7. Quote:yep, more inclined to that name, black breasted reds in the old english game breed are to have no other color than black in the breast. the brown splashing cancels out bbr.
    does anyone have the 2001 standard of perfection?
  8. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    That is NOT a BBR. No respectable Dutch is EVER called a BB Red. Its correct name is Light Brown. BBR is just something that the Hatcheries use once they have been crossed with a Old English.

    Those are certainly not the best looking, hatchery stock for sure on the cockerel, but the hen might be nice, hard to say from the picture. But, they will make great pets anyway which is what I am sure you wanted! [​IMG]
  9. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    True, there is no such thing as a BBR Dutch. It looks to be hatchery stock which means it could have a lot in it's background. I think it is really unfortunate that hatcheries have massacred the Dutch to the point they have. I understand that it is impossible to keep the same standards that a breeder would and still sell the quantities they do but I really think this is unfair to the public. I'm sorry, but I don't think that the whole "pet quality" argument holds water in this case. If the birds you sell do not even come close to what the standard calls for then do NOT show pictures from the standard, show pictures of what YOUR birds look like. While none of the breeds that a typical hatchery sells usually come close to show quality, they do normally look similar to the breed. However, the Dutch have been crossed with other breeds so extensively that they cannot evenly be called Dutch anymore. Unfortunately, it is the novice that pays in the end.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008

  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Light Brown OEG...

    Hen looks alot like my Light Brown Leghorn... only smaller.

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