has anyone bought any standard old english game form cackle hatchery? Brown Red Spanlged black reds or blacks if so good Fowl or not?
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Never bought 'em myself. Contact Prariechiken if you want, he bought them from cackle before. I've heard they were manfighters, and can be a little gamey but not a whole lot. Hatcheries aren't really the place to go for good quality fowl, especially not if you're wanting gamefowl in my opinion. There are a few standard OEG breeders around, NYREDS is a judge, maybe he could tell you where to look. I know he mentioned he had some before.
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I saw someone on the Show off your Games thread with LF OEG's before, don't remember who.
Otherwise, I would also say do not look for any sort of gamefowl from hatcheries. They breed out the gamey behavior, broodiness, and in the end you just get a skinny looking bird.
I have some OEGB Crele and Spangled from cackle, I don't know if they are "show quality" but they are nice little birds, friendly and until a tragic accident this week both the roos free ranged w/ all my other chickens w/ no problems.