Old English Game

The Old English Game fowl descends directly from a fighting breed known as the Pit Game. Though cockfighting is no longer allowed in England, this breed's personality hasn't changed. They tend to be noisy, active, intolerant of confinement, and roosters absolutely cannot be kept together - they'll fight to the death! Hens are aggressive too, and shouldn't be kept alongside more docile breeds. Despite this, they're a beautiful breed for the experienced poultry keeper and the hens are reliable setters/brooders.

Spangled Old English Game Hen


Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Small (4-5 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Game
Recognized Varieties: Black-Breasted Red, Brown-Red, Golden Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Red Pyle, White, Black, others

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Intolerant of confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: aggressive, self-sufficient; noisy

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