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I bought three game chicks from someone when they were just a few days old. They are now 8 weeks old. There are two cockerels and one pullet. One of the cockerels is normal looking, the pullet is half and half, and the black cockerel has NO FEATHERS on it's neck! It looks so ugly! Is this an actual breed or what the heck?! He told me that their mother (who I saw and was normal looking and black) was a called a "N***** Round Head".

Here is a picture of all three.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/WJTH05/Chickens/games.jpg


Edited by wjallen05 - 2/8/10 at 9:59am

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by the build of them I would say they have Ga Noi or another type of naked necked gamefowl as their father. the N. Roundhead is a peacomb black family that has some oriental influence in them. So yes they are games.

Here's a random trivia fact to throw in too - while it might seem a little less inflammatory to refer to the mother's bloodline as a Black Roundhead many refuse to do so due to the fact that there was a family of gamefowl known as Black Roundheads that were completely unrelated to the N. Roundheads. Many today refer to their N. Roundheads as "Wactor" Roundheads, replacing the inflammatory term they were originally named with and replacing it with the last name of their creator.

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I agree with Vcomb on the possible cross.. I have a "Wactor" Roundhead Hen and to put it nicely she is nuts. LOL .. She is my best Game hen...
Here is a link that BYC will let me post on the Ga Noi --
http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Games/GaNoi/BRKGaNoi.html

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Here`s an excellent article on the Madagascar Game mentioned above. Your birds should be highly desirable in the realm of gamefowl. They won`t be good layers, but surely quite the conversation piece. I`m envious......Pop

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Thank you very much for the replies/info/links. So are these Roundhead (N or Black or Wactor???) and Madagascar crosses?

The guy told me that he sold two "N Roundhead" cocks to someone for $100 each and he in turn sold them at a chicken show for $300 each but I am not sure how much truth there is to that.


Edited by wjallen05 - 2/8/10 at 9:55am

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Originally Posted by Vcomb 

by the build of them I would say they have Ga Noi or another type of naked necked gamefowl as their father. the N. Roundhead is a peacomb black family that has some oriental influence in them. So yes they are games.

Here's a random trivia fact to throw in too - while it might seem a little less inflammatory to refer to the mother's bloodline as a Black Roundhead many refuse to do so due to the fact that there was a family of gamefowl known as Black Roundheads that were completely unrelated to the N. Roundheads. Many today refer to their N. Roundheads as "Wactor" Roundheads, replacing the inflammatory term they were originally named with and replacing it with the last name of their creator.


Thank you for that information. I have a N roundhead, and do refer to him as a black roundhead, he is black but not all of them are. I will start to use the Wactor roundhead now, I was uncomfortable with the other name.

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Originally Posted by wjallen05 

Thank you very much for the replies/info/links. So are these Roundhead (N or Black or Wactor???) and Madagascar crosses?

The guy told me that he sold two "N Roundhead" cocks to someone for $100 each and he in turn sold them at a chicken show for $300 each but I am not sure how much truth there is to that.


Most likely Wactor crossed to either Ga Noi or Malgache. I'm not an expert on the oriental games and their crosses so its kind of hard to tell them apart for me. Sorta like trying to decipher a Shamo from a Brazilian from a Thai. That's actually probably a true story in regards to the prices.

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post #8 of 13

Malgaches and truly naked necked birds(turkens) are naked necked right from hatch.   If they had fuzzy necks at hatch and then grew up looking like that, they are not malgaches nor crosses. Crosses with naked necked birds(including malgaches) don't cause birds that start out fuzzy then naked later..  a naked necked bird always naked necked right from the start or not at all.

There are other things that cause "fuzzy now, naked later", one is slow feathering gene..  Ga noi also has something like this, chicks born all fuzzy but grow up to have sparse feathering on neck on some birds.  Often some of them are deliberately plucked for a more naked neck, including plucking whole face bare.

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That price story is probably true. Proven gamecocks often sell for much more than that and those mentioned, even though they may have been unproven, may have had a proven bloodline. Your mixed birds are not worth anywhere close to that and won`t reproduce like kind, but they will be excellent fowl..........Pop

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post #10 of 13

looks like Ga Noi

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