Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Poultry Breeds - Modern Game Chickens
Standard Weights: Cock-6 pounds; hen-4-1/2 pounds; cockerel -5 pounds; puliet-4 pounds.
Skin Color: White.
Egg Shell Color: White or light tint.
Use: A strictly ornamental fowl.
Origin: Modern Games were developed in Great Britain.
Characteristics: A tightly feathered bird with long legs and neck, which give it a tall, slender appearance. The males of the Modern Games should have their combs and wattles removed to enhance their long, slim shape. The feathers of Modern Games should be short, hard and held very close to their bodies. They do not stand cold weather well because of their short feathers and need plenty of exercise to maintain muscle tone.
Chicken Breeds and Varieties (A2880), John L. Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Updated November 14, 1996