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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sweedette, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Sweedette

    Sweedette Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2009
    Demorest, Georgia
    Hello I adopted several roosters, they were used for fighting and I have nursed them back to health. But there is this one that they called a Warhorse I havent been able to find much information on him, he beautiful I would love to have a warhorse hen to have chickies. Any advise? Thank you. P.s. Always remember to smile
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Post a photo for us to see or google Game birds and there are sites dedicated to games. You can probably find one that is close to the boy you have.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I saw one once, a Warhorse, a huge black rooster, very impressive. The reason I remember it is because one type was created by a Colonel Tom Bacon, which happens to be my husband's name and is called Bacon's Warhorse.

    BACON WARHORSE: Originator, Col. Thomas Bacon, S. C., 1850¬ís. Bloodlines: Baltimore cock X John Stone Irish Gilder hens. Description: Black, black with lemon hackle and saddle, st. comb, dark legs, daw or hazel eyes.​
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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    What does daw mean? I assume it is an eye colour?
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Seems like an eye color, but what it looks like, I have no idea.
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    Daw eyes are white, a reference to the Jackdaw:

  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, learned something new today![​IMG]
  8. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    I learn something new on here EVERY DAY!!
    love this site[​IMG]
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Oh my!

    Pretty bird [​IMG]
  10. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Quote:I have a black rooster that my son-in-law says is a warhorse! I asked another BYC member about the breed warhorse and this is what I come to understand about them....
    A warhorse rooster is a chicken whose parentage begins with a standard breed & game bird cross...in my case my rooster is a black giant or black orp who had a game bird father....my rooster has white in the tail feathers....

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