I used to raise chickens when I lived in the North Valley, and had a trio of Old English Game Fowl that looked pretty much like these. But there was more to this than looks.
- OEG birds fly really well for chickens. They certainly fly over walls. They also escape dogs. These are as close to wild birds as any breed of chicken I have ever seen.
- OEG hens get really broody. They not only lay lots of eggs in secret places, they will set on them and hatch the little critters. I still remember the little chicks following their mother around our yard scratching in the leaves and dirt right behind their mother.
- OEG cocks have a long history of cock-fighting. In fact, their combs and wattles are usually cut off to minimize fight damage.
- After two years, I owned 84 Old English Game Fowl...all home-grown.