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Old English Game Bantam Chickens

Old English Game

The intriguing history of the Old English Game fowl lead us right back to the misty beginning of the human race. From time immemorial, the Game fowl has stood for courage and a symbol of indomitable spirit. After cock fighting was suppressed in England in 1835 and poultry shows came into prominence, the Pit Game was bred for exhibition and became knows as the Old English Game. Blood of the Game fowl has been used in many of our most useful breeds of poultry. For hardiness, vigor and longevity no breed of fowl excels the Game.






Characteristics: The Old English Game hen lays well and makes an excellent, reliable brooder and a very protective mother. The chicks are slow to mature and possess the fighting nature from a very young age. They are generally calm birds but it is important to keep mature cocks apart as they will fight each other to the death if they are allowed to. They are hardy and vigorous birds and can be extremely active and very noisy! They make good foragers and like to be out free ranging as they don't really tolerate being confined due to their need to be active. They can fly to around 2 metres so care needs to be taken with boundaries.

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



  • Standard Weights: Cock-24 oz; Hen-22 oz; Cockerel-22 oz; Pullet-20 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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