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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Exhibition Games


For a long time the Exhibition Game has been a favorite fowl in this country. By careful selection in breeding for many generations they have been brought to a high state of perfection. The beauty of an Exhibition Game is much praised in this and other countries and their class is always filled at the numerous shows. They are sought after and courted by fanciers, and as ornamental fowls they have few equals in the number of their admirers. The practical qualities of the Exhibition Game have never been demonstrated with accuracy, their tall figures standing in their way to popularity and general usefulness. It should not be understood that they are an unprofitable fowl to keep, but rather not a fowl for farm purposes. They are, as a class, splendid layers and excellent table fowls, their meat being fine grained, tender, and juicy. They are splendid sitters and mothers. Their tall, commanding, and striking figures are decided contrasts to those of other poultry, and afford a diversion to admirers of fine poultry. The varieties of Exhibition Games are Black-breasted Red, Brown Red, Golden and Silver Duckwing, Red Pyles, White Black, Birchen, Cornish and White Indian Game, Malay and Black Sumatra Games.


FOR FURTHER READING...

The following images come from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Old English Game Bantam, the Modern Game, and the Shamo pages contain further information about exhibition game poultry history and more images of these fowl.


Spangled OEG Bantam Fawn OEG Cock Brassyback OEG Bantam Cock Black Shamo Cock

Image Credits (from left to right): Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Shahbazin

Please note: These links point to pages that are being served off of the cyborganic.net web server, which is not officially part of the Chickscope project. Because of this, the pages may be missing or corrupted, and control of this is generally out of the hands of the Chickscope development team.

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