Modern Game

A Modern Game hen stands tall on her toes while posing in front of a teal background.

Modern Games are kept purely for ornamental (show) purposes, and bantams much more so than standards. Some scoff at the bantams' size and appearance (okay, we did too at first), but they are darling little creatures whose bodies can fit in the palm of your hand. They are to the chicken world what Italian Greyhounds are of the dog world. Their svelte bodies and close, hard feathering means they don't do well in the cold.


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, Birchen, Red Pyle, White, Black

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color: White
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy Features:

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

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Not cold hardy
Heat Tolerance: Tolerates heat well
Bears Confinement: Intolerant of confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Curious and alert; friendly but quite active