what breed of chooks are these please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tammyk222, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. tammyk222

    tammyk222 In the Brooder


    We got these chickens given to us today and im fairly new to owning chickens im not familiar with these breeds and was wondering if i could find out more info?

    Thanks in advance! P.s this is my first post on the site :) im eggcited!
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    I had an old hen giving to me that looks just like the one on the right. I never found out what she was.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    The bird on the left is some color of Modern Game. The bird on the right is a Silver Duckwing Old English Game.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    I agree both are games with the left modern and the right probably Old English game.

    Gaming birds were bred originally for cock fighting, or gaming, back in the older days (1700-1800's) but fell out of fashion as more and more precincts outlawed gaming due to the destruction of birds in the fighting process.

    Games are bred now for show and for pet quality.

    Depending upon the line and breed, the males can retain fierce aggression towards other males, and some game cocks have to be tethered so that they are not constantly fighting other males.

    Overall games tend to be flighty, especially the Old English, and can be quite good at hopping the fence or bolting over the lower trees, so netting may be in order.

    Most games do not carry enough body weight to be useful as a meat bird, unless it is something like the Old Cornish Game which is a significant meat bird.

    The females tend be good broodies and mothers (like to sit and hatch eggs and raise chicks) so a number of people will keep some game hens for the sole purpose of hatching chicks.

    The one thing games overall are typically not good at is laying eggs. The eggs tend to be small and fairly infrequent especially compared to the prolific layers such as the commercial Leghorn, Sexlinks, and Rhode Island Reds.

    Fun backyard birds that add a lot of "eye candy" and personality to the flock as long as you take into consideration their unique traits.

    Lady of McCamley
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  7. tammyk222

    tammyk222 In the Brooder

    Thanks so.much everyone, this info is great!
  8. tammyk222

    tammyk222 In the Brooder

    Also while im at it, could someone please confirm what my other 3 are? I thought maybe one was a light sussex, one is an isa brown and im unsure of the other. Im not even sure if thats what my other 2 are, just going by what ive googled :)
  9. tammyk222

    tammyk222 In the Brooder

    Sorry im having a hard time uploading the pics
  10. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    Do you have them now?

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