Day Old American Game Fowl Baby Chicks
Chicks hatching November to June.
Minimum 5 per strain.
Assortment is a minimum of 3 different strains.
There is a great deal of interest in American Game Fowl mostly due to their beauty, ability to survive free range better than any other breed, and the fact that the hens are excellent mothers. Real gamefowl are less likely to be "manfighters," or aggressive toward humans than almost any other breed. It is recommended that the spurs of both the males and females be trimmed.
The American Game Fowl have been kept by people for hundreds of years and are a huge part of American heritage. In fact, Abraham LIncoln, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, among others, were American Game Fowl keepers. The American Game Cock lost narrowly to the Bald Eagle in becoming the national bird!
The American Game Fowl are exceedingly hardy, very proficient flyers, and excellent foragers. For these reasons, they are great for free ranging. Once the stags come of age, they will have to be separated.
American Gamefowl are more beautiful that about any other fowl. They have become very popular recently as an ornamental, or show fowl.
All other breeds pale in comparison in broodiness and protectiveness. There are many reports of game hens killing opossums, raccoons, and any other predator who is trying to take her brood. Many hens have spurs. Even the males are known for being protective to the babies, and they often roost with chicks under their wings.
There is also a great deal of concern for the conservation of rare breeds and there are no breeds more endangered than the American Game Fowl. The genetics in these birds were in some way used to create almost every breed of commercial gowl and backyard chicken there is, and not have become almost extinct.
We suggest you keep the American Game Fowl in a coop at night, but many people do allow them to free-range exclusively. Since they sleep high in trees if not cooped, they are more likely to survive than other fowl.
The American Game Fowl is NOT the same as Old English Game Fowl. Old English birds are bred for show and not vigor. If you want a bird that is going to survive no matter what and be able to sustain their flow without human interference, a flock of American Game Fowl is a must.
Weights: Rooster 5.5 lbs, Hen 4 lbs
We offer the following strains of American Game Fowl:
Grey: Beautiful silver hackles, wings, and back with a black chest. Green legs. Some may have red/brown on their back and wings. Very popular in Mexico. Tough, fast, and very powerful birds.
Hatch: Wheaten coloring. Willow green legs. Probably the most aggressive of any game fowl. They will not run from a challenge. Also used in a lot of crosses.
McRae: Black Roundheads, except willow or black legs. Hens are usually solid black and cocks usually have a little red in the hackles, back and wings. Rarely they can be solid black.
Roundhead: Wheaten coloring. White legs. Less likely to be aggressive toward humans than any other game fowl. Many people will cross different lines of game fowl for vigor, but the Roundheads are very vigorous pure.
Sweaters: Wheaten coloring. Yellow legs. Extremely intelligent and fast. More likely to be used for crosses than any other game fowl.