I think I have a Old English Game hen, Take a Peak and fill me in about them Please.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Joe.G, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I received this bird from Someone who had passed away, It was in with his Chicks, I have had it for about 2 Months now and it has not grown very much, It is very friendly and eats well. In the Pic's the bird may look like it is sick but it is not just had a hard time getting good pic's, The pic's were taken when I first brought her home.

    So DO you guys think it is a Male or Female?
    WHat can you tell me about this bird?
    Does it lay eggs that are a decent size or are they very tiny?
    Does it winter well or does it need heat?

    Thanks

    P.S Here is a link tot eh bird rescue that resulted in me getting her.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-peafowl-here-are-a-few-pics/10#post_12069435

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's a girl - Silver Duckwing Old English Game Bantam.

    Tiny eggs
    I only had a cross and she did very well in the winter. VERY BROODY.
     
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Does she get much bigger? I wonder what they were used for, I heard they are nasty but this one is very sweet.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No she shouldn't get any bigger.

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    Here is a good size example.

    She'll be a very protective mother. They are great flyers and can be very tame if handled regularly. They are big in the show bird world. Our shows are full of them here!

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    Here is what your pullet should look like at maturity
     
  5. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I hope she is ok here in the snow. She is very friendly, I wonder if my Very Large roos will try and mate her.
     

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