History of Law Grey Gamefowl?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stoneunhenged, May 20, 2010.

  1. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Does anyone know the history of this variety? Thanks for your help.
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Here is a little wright up on them that I found...

    Around 1935-1936, Law started calling his Greys Law greys. Prior to that he called then Canadian greys in published club reports. This was his way of referencing they were Hanky Dean greys being bred in Canada for Col. John Madigan. They came yellow and white legged. All were straight combed. They were the exact same blood as the Red Madigin Clarets. When he started calling them Law Greys he had infused O'Connel Albany(hen side) under a Madigan Grey cock. The yellow leg becoming more common with a white leg still expected. A later infusion of McNerney Greys solidified the predominance of yellow legs over the white. Law crossed these on a lot of his other good fowl and advertised and sold a lot of fowl. A successful cross was the Law greys to Madigan's Texas Ranger's. These came dark legged. Therefore, if you have dark legged Law Greys and the trait is due to Law's breeding and not some other breeder afterward, then I would guess it is Ranger blood.

    From my research, during the era of the Lawridge Plantation never was there a pea comb Law Grey shown. However, there is evidence that some Boston Roundhead was bred into some matings.
    (Sources Ultimate Fowl Wikipedia/ Sabong net.ph )

    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  3. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Songster

    Mar 13, 2014
    northern Pennsylvania
    I have a flock of pure law greys,they have yellow legs. Should have extra eggs in the spring
  4. nskime

    nskime Hatching

    Oct 8, 2014

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