Welcome to the official website of the
Old English Game Bantam Club of America.
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About the Club
Today the Club’s average membership is around 450. There are currently more Old English Game Bantams shown in the United States than any other breed in the country. The popularity of our thirty seven ABA recognized varieties along with about a dozen new varieties that members are developing means that Old English Game Bantams have the most varieties of any breed!
Joining the Club
Each membership includes a free copy of the latest available yearbook and quarterly newsletters. Members may also register on the website, participate in member only discussions, and compete for annual show points and awards.
History of the Old English Game Bantam Club of America
The club was forming during the 1950’s and in 1958 the Southeastern Old English Game Bantam Club had the first OEGB National Meet. This Club consisted of three states, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. These three states took turns hosting the Old English Game Bantam meet each year in Atlanta Georgia, Greenville South Carolina and Hickory North Carolina. The show eventually ended up being hosted in Hickory, North Carolina which is now called the Jamboree.
The Clubs first officers were; President J.W. Thurman- NC, Vice-president G.L. Kuykendall-GA, and Secretary G.E. Stahlkuppe-GA. The official beginning of the Club was in 1963 and the club officers were listed for the first time in the 1964 American Bantam Association Yearbook. The Club had 163-191 members from 1963-1965. The past officers of our club are listed in the OEGBCA Yearbook.
There are many names that should be mentioned that have contributed their time, energy and money to our great club but one certainly worthy of note is Mr. Fred Jeffrey.
Mr. Jeffrey was the club’s secretary for ten years. He started the points system and gave the club the book that he and Bill Richardson wrote called “Old English Game Bantams as Bred and Shown in the United States”.
Encourage the breeding, improving, and exhibiting of Old English Game Bantams.
Hall of Fame
Below are the hall of fame members inducted by the club for their outstanding service to the breed and the exhibition poultry community as a whole.
Category I- deceased
2007 - Frederick P. Jeffrey - MA
2008 - Johnnie I. Flowers - NC
2009 - Warren E. Beal - NC
2010 - Dave B. Sherrill Jr. - TX
2011 - Ralph Sheriff Jr. - SC
2012 - Jack Yoder Sr. - NC
2013 - W. L. Dickson - SC
2014 - James Stanley - GA
Category II - Living
2007 - William F. "Bill" Wulff - IN
2008 - Herman Woody - TN - Deceased
2009 - Fred Skelton Jr. - AL
2010 - Ralph Sheriff Sr. - SC - Deceased
2011 - J.L. "Jake Lail - NC
2012 - Noah Webster Jr. - AL
2013 - Robert "Bob" Dollar - MO
2014 - Jerry McCarty - LA