Bred from pit breeds in the past, the Modern Game has a spunky personality and will happily strut its stuff in the show room. Moderns originated in Great Britain when breeders of Pit Games decided to change their focus to exhibition poultry. They are known as the "ultra fanciers creation", and come in many stunning varieties. Modern Games, both Bantam and Large, were featured in the first Standard of Perfection in 1874 and have since dominated the shows, residing in the top 10 most popular exhibition breeds. Males are required by show standards to be dubbed if you wish to compete in exhibitions.
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- Aggressive,Friendly,Not bear confinementwell,Noisy
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- Brown Red, Birchen, Silver Blue, Lemon Blue, Black Breasted Red, Red Pyle, Blue Red (Blue Breasted Red), White, Black, Blue, Golden Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, etc.
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Recent User Reviews
"I love Moderns!"
Pros - They are very beautiful, gentle, easy to handle, and they get along well with others! They are very chatty and verbal too!
Cons - Hey aren’t very hardy, and do terrible in the cold! They are hard to hatch, the hens aren’t very good moms, and they lay very few, and small, eggs.BlackHackle likes this.
"love them, very nice, dont do well in the cold"
Pros - very friendly, super small and cute
Cons - dont do well in cold at all
i got 4 modern game bantams last month. the Wisconsin winter has only just started, it has been on average 30-40 over the past month and they already have very bad frostbite and will likely lose some toes already. aside from not being able to handle the cold at all, i LOVE these birds. they are so fun to have around. they will follow me all over the place and will let me pick them up no problem.
"One of the Best Breeds of Chicken!!!"
Pros - Tame, Friendly, don't need much space, great pets, good show birds
Cons - Not cold tolerant, low egg production rate
I am a huge Modern Game fan! I have 12 standard size BB Red moderns, 6 bantam Birchens, 5 bantam Brown Reds, 1 bantam Black, and 1 bantam Blue. I raise them for showing, breeding, and pets.
My friendliest chicken is a Brown Red Modern bantam. Whenever I come out to see my chickens, she is right next to the door waiting to be handled! She is great with children, too.
I would highly recommend the Modern Game to anyone who is looking for a pet or show bird.