china longtail gamefowl

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cwc362, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have ran across info about this breed - but not nearly enough to satisfy my curiosity. I Want a breed that can hold it's own freerange and as well as for looks. Everything I read has said that they are mean, mean, mean. I don't care anything about fighting chickens. I just like the way the fact that they have longtails and are games. We always had games and game/bantie mixes running around on the farm when I was growing up and had the fatbutts [​IMG] closer to the house. My little hens would set everywhere and raise their chicks without any help from me. We have land here but not the same as when I was growing up.. We had barns and sheds and cedar thickets everywhere . In the spring I had chickens everywhere. I even had one little hen who laid out a nest on the engine of one our cars that we didn't move for a couple of weeks. One of them hopped throught the screen door one day and went behind the tv and laid an egg while we were sitting there. [​IMG]
    My Granny got a lot of mileage out of that story---- Thanks

    Wayne
     
  2. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise china games, what info do you want to know? Mine are NOT mean to humans, they will, just like pretty much ANY breed of rooster will fight another rooster. The hens are great broodys and excellent mothers.
    I`m welcomeing anyone to correct me if I`m wrong, but no chickens that I know of can "hold their own" free rangeing. I would definately pen them up at night. A raccoon,dog,fox etc. can and will take out the biggest,baddest,meanest roosters, no matter the size or breed.
     
  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I completely agree, my hubby was into games a few years back and he had some mean ones, they could tear another rooster apart before you even knew it got out of your hands, but we still lost a few to opossums, skunks and coons. I've never found a game roo that was aggressive towards ppl, only other roos, as all roos are, game or not.
     
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that all chickens are easy prey for some predators --even the games , I've lost chickens before to all kinds of critters-- But I would like to get some that are better at surviving out in the fields and the woods during the day even if I had to pen them up at night. I just want some that would have a better chance to get away . I would never turn my cochins loose on their own unless I was around to watch them. When i was young we had the "fatbutts" up close to the house and the games and banties hung around the sheds and hogbarns . They pretty much took care of themselves but I still lost one every once in a while. I would still like the china games even if I had to keep them in a run most of the time. I am just fascinated by them every since I saw the first pic and article about them. Also I like them for their brooding and chick raising abilities.


    Wayne

    Also I've had a game hen with chicks take on a hawk -- The hawk finnally left after the fight on the ground but minus most of his tail feathers. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The China Games that live in the neighborhood to the south of us have been there for almost 70 years and have done so without coops or covered runs. There are hundreds of them that just run wild there but many in the neighborhood do feed them regularly.

    There are coyotes and hawks that regularly come into the neighborhood, yet these games continue to thrive. At present there are parts of the neighborhood with an overabundance of roos... perhaps because they are more feisty and can get away from predators more easily.

    Here is a pic of the one we just "homed", that was running wild.'


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  6. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That roo, though quite nice looking, is not a china game. China games are pea combed and have yellow legs.
    These are what they look like:
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    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will anybody be selling china game chicks or eggs this year ?
     

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