Old English Game are a descendant of English fighting cocks, and have a close relation to the original Jungle Fowl and were traditionally bred as a fighting bird. Since the prohibition of cock-fighting in the UK these birds are mainly now bred for display purposes. Even though their body size is quite small, their meat is quite well suited for consumption. 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. There are basically two types of this breed: first is the Oxford which is extremely active, tends to stand up more, with a large flowing tail. The second one is Carlisle which has a slightly more horizontal stance and is more heavily muscled.
A wide variety of colours, including:
Large Old English Game
Bantam Old English Game
Rooster 620 – 740 g
Hen 510 – 620 g