American Game chicken

The American Game chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States of America. This breed was developed by crossing many breeds including Old English Game, Irish Game, and Spanish chickens. Although it was once bred for cockfighting, it is now primarily used in poultry shows and is recognized by the American Poultry Association.

The American game chicken comes in both standard and bantam sizes, but the bantam type has been specifically bred to hold more feathers and a gentler disposition. This type should not be confused with the miniature gamefowl breed, which is bred for fighting and for show purposes. The standard type comes in a variety of colors, with the most common colors including black breasted red, black, white, blue, and golden duckwing. This breed is extremely hardy and capable of living in captivity or as feral chickens.

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