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Muscovie Lover

Wouldn't trade them for anything

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Pros: Great mothers,Great free rangers,and protective

Cons: Roosters are agressive towards each other

I've had them since I could crawl.They where my first birds and will be my last birds!The roosters and hens are very protective of the chicks and they will fight off any predator four-legged or two-legged.You can't beat them for free rangers or broodys.The only thing is you have to seperate the stags at about6 months or you'll end up with one or two less birds!
Sonny Hatten

American Game

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Pros: just overall beauty heat smart protective

Cons: none

I know they come in all colors and appear to be the bird! I would like to know more about these game fowl. Do u have to breed to one color to get that color? do they come variety out of each hatching? Im intreaged.
froggiesheins

A regal and majestic bird.

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Pros: Smart, fantastic mothers, handsome stags.

Cons: The crowing can be irritating..

I fell into a "nest" of game birds when I moved my horse to a private residence stable 5 years ago. OH MY GOODNESS, I love the birds as much as my horse. They were not being taken care of properly and I took over their care. I spend alot of time talking to them and just standing in their aviary when I go to feed and clean. Once they realize you mean them not harm, the hens will talk to you which I find so nice. Hard to catch, but once you do catch them, they are just sweet and friendly. Game hens with their chicks have to be the bestest thing EVER! They do guard those chicks with their life and heaven help you if you get too close. I have seen mama keep her chicks till they were as...
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Jungleexplorer

Very Pretty Bird

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Pros: Beauty, Variety, Good Free Ranger.

Cons: Reputation and Public Opinion

The American Game is a wonderful breed of bird. They are beautiful and they come in many different colors.  For color and beauty they deserve a five star.  But there are some cons to owning them.  The biggest con is what other people think about you when they find out you are raising Gamefowl.  Everyone seems to have an opinion on this subject and most of them are pretty radical.  Say the word American Game in a crowded room and you just might start a fight.  Some people wouldn't take an American Game if you gave it to them, while other's value them so high as to ask $500 for a trio of birds. And there are people who will pay it!   All opinions aside,...
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Trooper Man

Had them most of my life

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Pros: They are majestic, proud and hardy

Cons: Never did have anything bad

The American gamefowl was my first fowl and I had them for eight years. Sadly I had to get rid of them but my time with them was worth every second.
PioneerPrincess

Enjoyable birds to have

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Pros: Great foragers, seem to put on weight really well, have lovely colors, and lay fairly well

Cons: If not raised together, they will very likely fight.

I have to say that games are one of my favourite chicken breeds.  If you work with them, you can train them to fly upon your arm or shoulder.  Some of them will even talk to you. They seem to do well with other chickens- you just need to monitor them with new game birds.   Usually  if they're all free-ranging, they behave.  I really like how great they are at foraging and putting/ keeping on weight.  They are more flighty, but if you've got a bit of land (like 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre), they'll be just fine or you can just clip a wing. 
marvin smith

Which breed should I pick.

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I'm in processs of getting some more american game chickens.  But, I'm having a hard time picking between some redfox greys and Penny Hatches.  I've raised redfox greys before and loved them.  Any suggestions.
chickengirl152

Great Small Beautiful Birds

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Pros: Sweet Beautiful Good Show birds

Cons: Can be aggressive

I used to have some American Game Bantams, now I only have some old English bantams. Anyway for the short time that I had them they were sweet beautiful birds, but watch out they can get without warning aggressive. They were pretty good layers and Once they went broody. I would recommend them for anyone beginners or pros they make great pets and show birds
Matthew3590

Great all around fowl

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Pros: Hardy, Easy to handle, Great free rangers, Protective mothers, lay well, medium sized eggs, broody often and roosters are protective of the young.

Cons: Roosters are aggressive towards one another.

American Gamefowl are one of the most historical birds in America's history. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln were some of the most important people in America's history and they also owned American Gamefowl.    This breed is arguably the most varied breed of all chickens. American Games can come in any color possible in the chicken spectrum. The roosters can be multi-colored showing colors from red,gold,white, and black all on the same bird.   The hens lay well during the breeding season with an egg every day or every other day. They go broody often and are the best mothers out of any chicken breed. Hens and Roosters will fight off any...
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