Red Leghorn vs Old English Game

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Aeneas, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Aeneas

    Aeneas New Egg

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    Anyone available that can share with me the difference between Red Leghorns and English Game Fowl? I have a cockerel that is very similar to a Wheaton Old English but definitely has a larger straight comb and yellow legs. Anyone know if the Red Leghorn has Old English in the background or is this a common characteristic among breeds.

    Here's a pic of my Red leghorn cockerel along with some of his ladies.
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    Thoughts?

    Aeneas
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    To me bird pictured looks like an American game, old English game may not be all that old English anymore. From above the game looks broader than the red / brown leghorn and in the hand the game feels more solid. The leghorns to me also feel leaner in the breast keel giving a more elongated look. You already noted the bigger comb,
     
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  3. Aeneas

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    I should add that the I started my flock with stock from McMurray Hatchery. I assume their line/breed is more selected for performance than aesthetic attributes.

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  4. centrarchid

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    Good layers will be leaner.
     

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