Sebright or Old English Game?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlover2251, Aug 17, 2011.

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  1. chickenlover2251

    chickenlover2251 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2011
    I'm looking for a small bird that tolerates confinement, is fairly quiet, easy to handle, and doesn't fly. I want to be able to use this bird for showmanship at the Florida State Fair. I was really interested in the sebright, but everything I've read says they can fly pretty high, and I don't want it to fly over our fence into the neighbors yard. I then started researching OEGs, but everything I've read says they are unkind, cannot tolerate confinement, and are noisy.. Is this true? Which bird do you think would be the easiest to handle for showmanship? Are there any other birds you reccomend? Thanks![​IMG]
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not know much of anything regarding showmanship but will say................bantam cochins are a fanastic bird to fit what you are looking for. Confinement, fairly quiet, easy to handle and most do not fly. I have some who can clear a six foot fence - but they climb/fly up the side.
  3. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    NE of OKC
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:Gotgame, It was a double post (by accident), and HorseFeatherz NV "revived" it.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
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