PUBLISHED: 14:42 22 December 2010 | UPDATED: 12:26 15 July 2015
Easily recognised by its upright stance and long legs and neck.
Classification: Hard feather
Size: Large fowl and bantam
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.