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American Game Fowl

American Game Fowl


Other name(s):
 American Game Chicken;
American Game Bantam; Game Bantam
American Gamefowl

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The American Game Fowl was developed in the United States over perhaps the course of a century from European and Asian game breeds. American Game Fowl were traditionally bred for cockfighting, however it is now becoming popular as a show breed as cockfighting has been outlawed in the U.S.. However, the breed is widely bred in the Philippines and other locations for cock fighting.

According to the Gamefowl Preservation Society of Texas, "American Game Fowl originated in the USA from at least 4 different sources of Game Fowl. The 4 different original bloodlines were English, Irish, French, and Spanish. Later infusions of basic bloodlines originated from Cuba and Central and South America. Some of the very best East Indian Asil Fowl came directly from India. Later the English sent families of game fowl to America infused with Asil blood. The original diverse genetic makeup of our American Game Fowl should not detract in any way from the distinct result that we see today. True breeding American Game Fowl that have been selected in the harshest environment THE PIT for at least 150 years. Only the very best specimens have been selected for perpetuation."

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
good temperment, free range, Exceptional brood fowl, majestic fowl, great beautiful animals
Challenging:
agressive animals, mortal combat, handling, roosters
Interesting:
fighting ability, illegal cockfighting, Curious Birds, Protective
Overall review
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4.8 (6)
jenna_service
I must confess that these birds are among my favorite...
Review by: jenna_service (2) November 27, 2013 05:25
  • Currently 100
5.00
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Tonaka Duncan
We bought Chip when he was a baby chick. It took him ...
Review by: Tonaka Duncan (6) August 29, 2013 20:45
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Cjs Writing
Chickens can be a lot of fun, work and lay delicious ...
Review by: Cjs Writing (8) August 08, 2012 08:55
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
showman
I would recommend the bantams for kids 8 and over, th...
Review by: showman (6) August 18, 2010 12:49
  • Currently 100
5.00
Joshua Codner
American Game Fowl are the most intriguing breed of p...
Review by: Joshua Codner (2) May 21, 2010 12:31
  • Currently 100
5.00
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