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Modern Game

PUBLISHED: 14:42 22 December 2010 | UPDATED: 12:26 15 July 2015

Modern Game (cock & hen)

Modern Game (cock & hen)

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Easily recognised by its upright stance and long legs and neck.

Modern Game

Origin: Britain

Classification: Hard feather

Size: Large fowl and bantam

Function: Game

Egg Colour: Tinted

Temperament: Active, easily tamed

This breed was developed in England to replace fighting birds after the ban on cockfighting. Bred now for exhibition, Modern Game are poor layers but do make a placid pet if you find their shape attractive. The practice of ‘dubbing’ whereby the comb is removed after hatching is now actively discouraged. Thirteen colours have been standardised, including birchen, black-red, brown-red, golden duckwing, silver duckwing, pyle, wheaten, black, blue, white, blue-white, silver-blue, and lemon-blue.


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