Indian Game, also known as Cornish Game, originate (as their alternative name suggests) from Cornwell, England. The rather large and stocky bird is not well know for their egg producing ability, but are decent table birds. On average Indian Game produce 160-180 eggs per annum. Though aggressiveness is a common characteristic they are relatively easy to handle and make good mothers. Indian Game require more space than most other breeds so they may not be suitable for suburban producers or enthusiasts. The Indian Game is however highly prone to parasites, the Cornish must also be provided with extra shelter as their feathers tend to be thinner than other birds.
Hard feather – heavy
Indian Game are categorised into Dark Indian (base colour is black with green and bay or chestnut), Jubilee Indian (base colour chestnut- brown with white)and Double Laced blue Indian dark blue (shades of blue and brown).
Bantam Variety Indian Game
Painting courtesy - A W Van Wulfften Palthe: C S TH Van Ginks Poultry Paintings 1890 1968, World Poultry Science Association, 1992.
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