- Ginger Red Standard Old English
Cackle Hatchery® offers 18 varieties of the Standard Old English game fowl, including the Ginger Red Standard Old English. This bird has a single comb and a green leg color, and it has all of the other qualities that make the breed in general so great. The Standard Old English is one of the oldest chicken breeds in the world, and they are well known for their spirit, longevity, and gameness. Place your order for the Ginger Red Standard Old English today, or contact our team if you would like any additional information!
Jeff Smith developed and improved on the 18 varieties that we offer for sale with over 38 years of development. There are 9 varieties admitted into the American Standard of Perfection at this time. Fighting rooster engravings are found on old Roman coins, was the national sport during King Henry VIII time, Abraham Lincoln refereed fights ("Honest Abe") for fairness as a sporting judge and the University of South Carolina continues with the Game-Cock mascot.
NOTE: The Old English are photographed with comb, ear lobes, and wattles dubbed (cut off). Entering a poultry show with non-dubbed males of the Old English breed is a disqualification. You can check your local or state poultry association/clubs for upcoming shows and check out your state fair poultry show dates. You would compete for ribbons with other breeds that are listed in the class “All other Standard Breeds."
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed (bantam), the Ginger Red Old English Game Bantam Chicken
Also may like Standard Old English Surplus.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Other Standard Breed - Game
- Weights - Hen ------- 4 bs Rooster------5 lbs
Pullet-------3 1/2 lbs Cockerel-----4 lbs
- Purpose - Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color - Cream or Tinted
- Egg Production - poor - 120 eggs per year
- Egg Size: Small-Medium
- Temperament: Active/Flighty
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin - Europe
- APA: No
- ALBC: Yes, Watch Status. Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
- BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of Old English Game Standard Chicken since 1974.
Ginger Red Review by Phil
These are beautiful birds. They fly with such ease. I always keep cooked rice for a treat, and when I go outside and call, they fly to me, from over 100 yards away sometimes. Very nice colors.
(Posted on 12/10/2019)
very happy Review by Henry
All arrived alive and vigorous. (Posted on 5/3/2019)
Thank You Review by Oscar
I send this message for tell you thank you so much cackle hatchery. I received my games babies chickens. All they came in very healthy and I received some extras. Thank you for your great services from plano texas blessing. (Posted on 8/22/2018)
Blessing Review by Jimmy Texas December 2015
A few years ago I ordered some Old English Game from Cackle Hatchery. In the order (unbeknown to me) were two Bobwhite Quail. One was doa on arrival, the other was a male that was raised with the chickens. He was a blessing to say the least! While I had them caged together he had to constantly be on the run, but as soon as I could I let them all run free. He still hung out with the chickens but kept his distance. He even roosted in the trees with them. This seems crazy but when I would walk out of my house and he would see me ( sometimes 20 yards away) he would fly up to me. I would always have some grain to give him. It was so neat to see a bird that is shy in the wild to be so social. Unfortunately one day he spooked in the yard and sustained a wound when he flew into a fence. He died the next morning in my hands. I don't know how that little guy made his way in the box of chickens but I'm so glad he did. I hope to get back on a farm some day soon and make an order from Cackle. That order will definitely include some Bobwhite Quail. I use to hunt quail. I couldn't do that now, not after this experience and with everything else that they have to go through to survive. (Posted on 1/7/2016)