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Modern Game Bantam Chickens

Modern Game

The Modern Exhibition Game is strictly a fancier's creation. In type it is far removed from the Old English or Pit Game bred in the days when cock fighting was the vogue of Great Britain. The ideals of breeders of Pit Games were replaced by the ideals of exhibition Game fanciers. This breed evolved over a period of thirty years by selectively breeding Malay and Old English Game. By the turn of the century they had reached their height of popularity with birds fetching vast sums. The large fowl fell out of favour and are now only kept by a few fanciers. ! high-bodied Game fowl with a style and carriage peculiar to itself is the result. Modern Games were at the height of their popularity in the closing years of the 1800's.






Characteristics: Type and carriage in Modern Games and Modern Game Bantams is of great importance and shortness and hardness of feathers are also important. Exceptionally large specimens are undesirable, as overgrowth tends to coarseness at the expense of form and style of carriage which are essential characteristics of the Modern Game and even to a greater degree in the Modern Game Bantam.

Needs to be active. Less tolerant of close confinement and maybe aggressive and noisy.



  • Standard Weights: Cock-22 oz; Hen-20 oz; Cockerel-20 oz; Pullet-18 oz.
  • Varieties: Black-Breasted Red, Silver Duckwing, Red Pyle, White, Black, many others.
  • Skin Color: Yellow
  • Egg Shell Color: White
  • Use: Exhibition
  • Origin: England




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