Are these both gaming birds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mycutekitties, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I don't raise these kind of birds and I am going to cull or sale them but I need to know what they are. Are they even the same breed?
    Here is the hen:
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    And the rooster:
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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen looks like a black sexlink, rooster looks mixed, do you know any background on them?
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look to be American gamefowl, or they at least carry some of the blood in my opinion.
     
  4. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    They used to live at my neighbors but the last few years they have lived with us. They are "wild" and hard to deal with.
     
  5. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that the rooster definitely is a game mix. He has the white fluff at the back of the saddles and a little white in his tail but the yellow legs could maybe Leghorn maybe. She could be mixed to I cant tell really well fron the photo but looks like it sets high and straight like game and she has slate colored legs.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like they have game in them
     
  7. BANTAMWYANDOTTE

    BANTAMWYANDOTTE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on my eyes and experience with the breed, it is my opinion that these are two very lovely examples of American Gamefowl. They are both quite handsome (especially the roo). The hen may be mixed but all I can see in the rooster is a bloodline that is most likely made up of The Kelso Bloodline (for the most part)

    This is a Kelso Rooster:

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    The hen is most likely a mixture of a brown red color type (BR Agf or Hulsey) and a Silver Duckwing American gamefowl bloodline (Likely speeder). She may have another breed mixed in but if so, it is very little.

    Here is a BR AGF Hen:

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    Here is a Hulsey Hen:

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    The breed is very hardy, quite and easily handled. They are descended from Sumatra, Aseel, And OEG bloodlines and are a true American breed. They are highly broody so be prepared for chicks come spring. They have even been known to brood in the dead of winter. The ,ales are highly aggressive. They were bred to fight and the bloodlines that are most prized are renowned for being "until-death" fighters....so keep roosters separate.

    Check out this site for more information:

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Games/BRKAmerGame.html

    enjoy those lovely birds!


    Tim in Ky
     

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