???game Rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mikenmt073, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. mikenmt073

    mikenmt073 New Egg

    Aug 6, 2010
    i was given this bird when my great uncle died. it was supposed to be a game rooster but his comb doesn't look right. His sickle feathers were broken off when i got him and he is molting so sorry for the bad shot. Does anyone have any guesses as to his type or breed? new member, first post! Thanks everyone!
  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Beautiful American Game Rooster.
    His comb is very typical for AMG as most have there combs cut.
    He is what is called a gray, breed I couldn't tell. Some go by color of leg.
    Some of the breed names are Hatch, Butcher, Law. Its been years so this is all I can tell you.
    Also any standard hen you cross him with will be great brood hens. If he was mine I would get him some black Australorp hens.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Nice golden duckwing American game.
  4. mikenmt073

    mikenmt073 New Egg

    Aug 6, 2010
    hey thanks for the replies! his comb confused me because ive never seen one like it before.
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Hello! He's gorgeous!
  6. mikenmt073

    mikenmt073 New Egg

    Aug 6, 2010
    thanks! [​IMG]
  7. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2010
    Seymour, Tn
    Okiehen, hit it right on the nose. I would dubb him, and put him in a show.

    If you will repost on the Breeds, Genetics, & Showing- "show off your games" someone might tell you a little more in depth.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    The cock is not a American game, or at least not a pure one. I have never seen a pure American game with that type of comb, which looks walnut. They may show up in various variations of pea (triple)/straight (single) comb. And some birds even have Spanish gamefowl in them, so I would expect rose combs are able to come into play though it is very, very, uncommon.

    His body is awfully bulky, and when I look at him I see "Brahma". But I do agree, he most likely has American game in him, and if you crossed him to a feather legged bird (Silkie, Brahma, D'uccle, etc) I'd bet they started throwing feathered legs (if part Brahma). (From my understanding, feather legs don't really show in first generation since often the parents both have to have the feather legged gene because "though it can be dominant" they're recessive genes. It would be expected to possibly get sparse feathering in F1 I do imagine though, but it would be nothing like they should be.)

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    He is beautiful. [​IMG]
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:I agree with Daniel.
    The OP's bird is not pure American Game..
    The OP's bird is looks very large in the body and has the wrong comb type for a American Gamefowl..


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