Suffice it to say that there are several people out there that fancy gamefowl. The Show Off Your Games thread is evidence of that with nearly 600 pages. We do not need to get into areas that violate forum rules, but we can't deny that gamefowl were selected for their intelligence and athletic abilities. Their former uses insured a culling program far surperior to what many breeders can carry out. This made them a very strong type of chicken, and that has proven itself with their many historical genetic contributions to many breeds that we enjoy today. Who knows when they may be needed in the future, with some of the diseases we have today. If they are relegated to purely fowl bred to a show standard, many believe that many of their qualities could be lost forever.What if we could develop a competition that would showcase their talents in a socially acceptable manner. A points based show, with a portion scored on physical characteristics of course, but with competitions designed to judge qualities that have long been desirable traits. But not the old way, I'm pretty sure that greyhounds had to quit using real rabbits in the little basket that they raced after, and greyhound racing itself is out of favor, but without racing greyhounds are just skinny dogs. I'm thinking of maybe some kind of race, through a maze maybe. A sweater to keep their wings shut and let them hop up on a perch for a treat, not unlike competitive mule jumping. Maybe some kind of weight pulling competition. People do a lot of things with their animals, shutzhund, competitive rabbit jumping events even. It's a shame we can't figure out a way to keep these birds around and enjoy them that would be acceptable and maybe even become popular. Any thoughts?