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Why dub in OEGB and MOdern Game?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SebrightLover, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. SebrightLover

    SebrightLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want to get into OEGB, but have problems with being "required" to dub the roos to show. Why was this practice started?
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It was originally for that bloodsport that shall not be mentioned and is illegal in 49/50 states...
    Editted for spelling error...d'oh!
     
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  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, see if I understand, now a days the dubing has become more or less a traditional thing that no longer serves any real purpose other than a particular appearance for the show bird.
     
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curios. What is involved in dubbing?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Basically, you cut off the comb close to the head. Wattles, too, I think. They make "dubbing shears" for that purpose. Nowadays, it's like cutting a Doberman's ears to show, only for appearance sake. This site tells how to do it:
    http://www.slipspurbantams.com/Dubbing.htm
     
  6. SebrightLover

    SebrightLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm ....

    What states is it illegal to dub in?
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    It's not illegal to dub in any states that I know of. It is illegal to participate in the unmentioned bloodsport as SpottedCrow noted.

    Edited to add that dubbing could be done as protection against frostbite, for individuals who own birds up north that are prone to it (large single-combs)
     
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  8. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks chickngurl hadn't thought about the idea of frostbite. Never experienced frostbite with any of my birds before.....of course, I am too far south and my Ameraucana do not have large combs either. Good point though about a legit reason for dubbing. Soonerdog
     
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  9. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just learned what this was yesterday. I likened it to topping and tailing a doberman for looks.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Would you get REALLY hurt in a show if you didn't do that?
     

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