The Dark Cornish Standard Chicken used to be know abroad as the "Indian Game" and originated in Cornwall, England. Admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1893. They have thick, compact bodies and very close fitting body feathers. They usually weigh more than they look. The hens lay brown eggs. The cockerels are an excellent meat bird with broad, deep breasts. which have a range of mixed colors in the feathers and the egg shell tints are also in many colors. A great breed for backyard enjoyment and natural colored eggs to eat. Several variety colors were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1984. Cackle Hatchery®’s Dark Cornish strain is a production type strain and not a show quality strain.