Need help identifying this rooster.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by johnny9580, May 10, 2011.

  1. johnny9580

    johnny9580 Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    Hi there. I purchased this rooster along with some other chickens from a very nice old lady the other day but never bothered to ask her what type it was. Well long story short she moved and now I don't know who to ask. I am sure he is some type of game rooster because she had him separated from the others and he has that attitude that "I'll fight you if you even look at me" [​IMG] '. It looks like he was partially dubbed on the comb but I could be wrong. He is about 6 pounds so a little heavier than the average english game. Anyway if anyone knows what breed he might be that will help me out a lot so I could get some hens for him [​IMG] . Sorry I had to separate the link but I just had to get these pictures across so you guys (and gals) could look at him (no I am not a spammer).
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  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    No doubt about it, he's a game - my guess is American.

    ETA: I don't know a whole lot about game breeds, but if she had multiple cocks in small cages, all with dubbed combs, I would NOT be breeding that bird. There are very respectable breeders out there that LOVE game breeds and wish to preserve them - and then there are those that, well, you know. [​IMG]

    I'd wait for more experienced game bird keepers to put their two cents in.
    Last edited: May 10, 2011

    BANTAMWYANDOTTE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    He is a fine example of the American Gamefowl breed. The variety of AGF is likely a Lapier Hatch. The breeds rooster is very aggressive toward other roosters. They have been selectively breed to increase the desire to fight, for the purpose of illegal fighting. The American Gamefowl hens are among the broodiest hens I have ever seen in all my life. This also was a trait that was increased through breeding. The roosters will more than likely fight until the death of the other rooster or until they are both so badly injured that they both can fight and likely die. This happens alot, even when these roosters meet a non-game-type rooster (who often run). The idea is to keep them separated. For life.

    I have been a breeder of American Gamefowl for around ten years. I happen to have two roosters , not my show birds, that I love dearly whose mother was a pure Lapier Hatch hen. The father was a Red Quill Rooster. I have pictured them in this thread that offers alot of breed information and pictures of the breed......

    And for more breed information here are some helpful links:
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  4. johnny9580

    johnny9580 Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    Thank you so much for your replies. I would have never guessed he was an american game. I was thinking he was more of some type of asian game because he is heavy set but if you've had them before then you are sure to be right. [​IMG]

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