Game breeds-Are any good natured?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by coloradochick, May 11, 2008.

  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 year old loves the look of the games birds. The ones that stand up tall. Are there any that are easy keepers, not agressive? I'm asking about the girls only. [​IMG]

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  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate mine, they are little mean spirited things.

    Edited to add: I misread your post. I have small OEGB's I know nothing about the larger ones. Sorry
     
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  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about OEGB? If you are mine are some of the nicest birds i have. I can walk up to them and pick them up no problem.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I love my cubalaya! They've never been agressive with me, not even the boys. I have saipan, but they're still chicks - so far so good. [​IMG] I have a couple of pullets that will stand in the brooder and watch me as I walk by because they know I bring the food and water. The other chicks will be panicky but not the saipan.

    Most of what I've read, the females are always easier to handle. Males, you just can't have but one around (unless you know what you're doing) or you'll have too much aggression.
     
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it probably is because they are both broody and we keep taking their eggs from them. I really don't want any more of that breed. I like heavy breeds far better.

    Please read my first post.
     
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  6. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well bred games will be some of the tamest in respect to people you can find. They are also excellent broodies. The roosters are typically very calm towards people too. You just can't keep more than one rooster together, ever. I love the games myself, they are very intelligent, and extremely resistant to disease. Once you get some, you will be hooked.
     
  7. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So CUDA, what breed would you recommend just to have for fun. Not really worried about eggs and not meat. And it will be a pullet. I was looking at Ideals. If I remember right they have the Saipan, Malaysian, and a couple more.

    Cara
     
  8. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickngurl, your Cubalayas are full grown? I was looking at them too. They pretty tame and easy going for you? For some reason the thought of them scares me. I saw CUDA's big birds and they look like something out of Jurassic Park. YIKES!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you plan on ordering from Ideal, it won't matter. If you really want a quality bird, you need to order from a breeder. What you are talking about in your last post are orientals, where I was talking more about Amercian games. Don't get me wrong, I love the orientals, but they are a whole different bird. Orientals are quite intelligent, and mature very slowly. You also have to feed them a little different. Those big birds are Saipans by the way, and Maylays get nearly as big. If you are looking for a smaller oriental, you need to look at Asils. I will have quail sized birds available in both American, and Saipan games very soon, if you are interested, pm me. Thanks.
     
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  10. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not all game,just some(experiment).But was the best broody I ever had.Great with the kids.Very protective of her eggs.Game chickens get a bad rap for being rumored to be mean.Does this look like a mean chicken to you? Will
     

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