A descendant of English fighting cocks and a close relation to the original Jungle Fowl, since the prohibition of cock-fighting in the UK these birds are mainly bred for display purposes. Even though their body size is quite small, their meat is quite well suited for consumption. Traditionally bred as a fighting bird, Old English Game have only a modest egg laying capacity, averaging 160-180 eggs a year. Considering their aggressive hereditary origins, it is advisable to separate older cocks from the main flock.
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