Old English Game Fowl
Old English Game
Breed Club Secretary
M. J. Woolway
31 Pencefnarda Rd, Penyrheol, Gorseinon,
The intriguing history of the Old English Game fowl lead us right back to the misty beginning of the human race. From time immemorial, the Game fowl has stood for courage and a symbol of indomitable spirit. After cock fighting was suppressed in England in 1835 and poultry shows came into prominence, the Pit Game was bred for exhibition and became knows as the Old English Game. Blood of the Game fowl has been used in many of our most useful breeds of poultry.
This is the most popular breed of bantam kept for showing. Over thirty different colours are recognised a well-known saying is that a good Old English Game is never a bad colour; i.e. ANY colour will be accepted! Shape and type are all important in this breed. They should have a similar shape to that of an old flat iron and be a solid bird with a heart shaped body when held in the hand.