Day Old Old English Game Large Fowl Baby Chicks
Hatching February to July.
Old English Game Large Fowl are the standard size counterpart of the Old English Game Bantams. Old English Games are very hardy, extremely active and very noisy. Skin Color: White. Use: Old English Games are strictly an ornamental fowl. Old English Games are capable of considerable flight and may revert to a feral (wild) state in some areas. Standard Old English Game Fowl are noted for their gameness (their courage and indomitable spirit). The male Old English Game is very territorial and will defend his ground with other invading roosters. It is recommended to keep the male Old English Games separated after six months of age. Note: All male roosters of any breed will fight; however the Standard Old English Game rooster will fight but not give up unlike most other breeds of roosters.
Any blue variety ordered from Purely Poultry may include chicks with black, blue or splash plumage patterns.American Poultry Association Class: Any Other Standards Breeds Class
ALBC Conservation Status: Study
Production: Old English Game Hens usually show broodiness but are so small and aggressive as well as defensive that they are not always the best choice as mothers. The hens lay white eggs.
Standard Weights: Rooster 5 lbs, Hen 4 lbs, Cockerel 4 lbs, Pullet 3.5 lbs
Type: A small, tightly feathered bird, They are the domestic breed most like the wild jungle fowl in appearance.
History Old English Games are the modern day descendants of the ancient fighting cocks. They are associated with England but their heritage is almost worldwide and they have changed little in shape or appearance in more than 1,000 years. Blood lines of the Standard Old English Game Fowl throughout history have been used in many of our today breeds of poultry for hardiness and vigor. Fighting rooster engravings are found on old Roman coins, was the national sport during King Henry VIII time, Abraham Lincoln refereed fights ("Honest Abe") for fairness as a sporting judge and the University of South Carolina continues with the Game-Cock mascot.
Disqualification: Entering a poultry show with non-dubbed males of the Old English breed is a disqualification.