A Brief History
Standard of Perfection in 1874 and have dominated the shows, residing in the top 10 most popular breeds.
Moderns in Your Flock
Because of their delicate characteristics, Moderns require a little more care than other breeds. They are not the kind of chicken you just throw into your flock.
It is particularly important that Moderns be trained to pose on command. In tough competition a Grand Champion Modern Game, as opposed to the Reserve Champion Modern Game, can come down to something as simple as who poses and who doesn't. They should pose erect, with heads held high and alert and tails straight outward. Cocks must be dubbed in order to be shown. Common problems in show Moderns include: over-lacing, high tail, legs too short, feathers lacking in "springiness" (otherwise known as soft feathering), improper coloring on faces, incorrect or incomplete dubbing of cocks (wattles, comb, and earlobes must all be dubbed) etc.
strong when cared for properly
Cold Tolerance: poor, hard feathered, anything below 35¢ª F is too cold
Purpose: ornamental, exhibition
Productivity: EGGS – fair MEAT – poor
Personality: curious, flighty, arrogant, playful, affectionate
Cage Tolerance: poor, needs large cage
Egg Shell Color: tinted
Class: ABA – Modern Game, APA – Game Bantam
Recognized: yes, both clubs
Varieties: Brown Red, Birchen, Black, White, Lemon Blue, Silver Blue, Blue, BBRed, Blue Red, Golden Duckwing, Red Pyle
Weight: C – 22 oz. H – 20 oz. K – 20 oz. P – 18 oz.
Temperament to Other Chickens: aggressive, selfish, will integrate
original article found on my website: http://sites.google.com/site/moodysbantams/moody-s-birds/modern-game-bantams