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What does Game mean.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Foghorn Rock, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Foghorn Rock

    Foghorn Rock Out Of The Brooder

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    I see this term alot with different breeds of chickens.What exactly does it mean?I always just assumed it was the fighting roosters cause thats all I heard it refer too.
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is used several ways.

    Game Birds are quail, pheasants, partridges, etc that are hunted for sport or game.

    Game fowl are breeds of chickens that were bred or used for fighting.

    Game or gameness or even gamey is usually descriptive of an aggressive bird. (For example: The rooster has a lot of game).

    Many times, people won't say game fowl, they'll shorten it to game. So if someone asks what type of bird they have and someone answers saying a Game Cross or a game type, they are just saying that they think it is or related to a Gamefowl breed.

    **Also, just because someone has Gamefowl, does not mean they are actively fighting. It is just the type or breed of chicken they have.

    Hope that helps!

    -Kim
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good answer!
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Wow Wolf Kim I like that answer
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to give a good all-round answer..

    Glad it seemed to get the job done.

    -Kim
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:I know lots of former, er, "gamesmen" here in S.Carolina. They all still raise games because that is what they know.
    I can get my pick of their runts any day.

    The word we dare'nt utter is still going on, but now it's being done by folks who hail from the VERY Deep South (of the border).
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know lots of former, er, "gamesmen" here in S.Carolina. They all still raise games because that is what they know.
    I can get my pick of their runts any day.

    The word we dare'nt utter is still going on, but now it's being done by folks who hail from the VERY Deep South (of the border).

    I tried to keep that in mind when I wrote the post. I know of a few people who still participate in the "heritage" of the gamefowl. I couldn't explain "game" without talking about their "heritage", but I also wanted to clarify that not "everyone" who has gamefowl uses them for their original purpose.

    -Kim
     

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