Any game hen experts who can help me identify my pullets?

ivymae

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 26, 2010
20
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Columbia, SC
I got my two girls from a co-worker last year and have never been able to figure out what type of game hens they are. The best guess I can make is Harold Brown Greys, but my online research turns up so many upsetting cockfighting results that I haven't gotten too far with it. Is there anyone out there who can help me confirm their breed? They're about 9 months old now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

The first picture was taken just moments after she laid her first egg last weekend
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sweeterdeeter42

Songster
8 Years
Mar 10, 2011
682
3
131
Northern Illinois
The grey one looks like a silver duckwing old english game hen. (I cant tell if they are standard or bantam though) I dont know about the buff hen. I think the varieties of birds that have a persons name as the name of the breed are named after the person who developed a group of birds to have particular traits, and while they come from the original game varieties they dont meet the standard of perfection anymore.
 

ChickenWisperer

Songster
11 Years
Jun 30, 2008
2,525
18
193
KY
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There's not a buff bird up there.


The white, cream, and brown birds are Salmon colored. I agree with the silver ducking color on the second hen.

I don't think they are OEG. To me, their type doesn't look quite right and their tails aren't at a very high angle. But, I'm not good with games so they could be.
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
10,999
591
328
Ohio
Both hens are American Game Fowl (the breed is American Game Fowl).
I would say the "Silver" hen in the second picture a Grey and the hen in picture one could be a Hatch or a Hatch/ Grey cross.

As for being, "Harold Brown Greys" it is hard to say, Harold Brown was a breeder of Grays so his line of Grays are called Harold Brown Grays but there are a lot lines of Grays.
Example -
Bumblefoot Grey, Frost Grey, Marsh Speeders, English Grays, Goode Grey, Perfection Grey, Flarry Eye, Harold Brown Grey Hatch, Regular Grey, Law Grey, Shorty Bullock Grays etc.


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Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
248
336
Forks, WA
Lots of people get the color Buff confused like that - One of the many reasons things like EE's get mixed up with Ameraucanas.
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They look like Games to me though, and VERY pretty. Not Salmon in color though.
 

RogerCoody1

In the Brooder
Dec 17, 2019
7
3
11
I got my two girls from a co-worker last year and have never been able to figure out what type of game hens they are. The best guess I can make is Harold Brown Greys, but my online research turns up so many upsetting cockfighting results that I haven't gotten too far with it. Is there anyone out there who can help me confirm their breed? They're about 9 months old now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

The first picture was taken just moments after she laid her first egg last weekend
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64089_cotton.jpg


64089_cotton_connie.jpg


64089_cotton_coop.jpg
U want to sale em?
 

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