Black Breasted Red Standard Old English

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  • Black Breasted Red Standard Old English – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped Early Feb thru Mid August.

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breeds, Game Class/li>
  • Weights – Hen ——- 4 lbs
    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
  • Country of Origin – Europe
  • Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 4+ feet
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
  • TLC: Yes, Threatened 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.


The Black Breasted Red Standard Old English is a beautiful bird for showing as well as an alert and hardy breed to keep in your backyard flock. This breed is most well-recognized by its striking appearance, from its bright red head, its namesake glossy black breast feathers and its impressive tail feathers and pearl-white legs. Cackle Hatchery® also supplies this breed in a miniature form, for owners with smaller yards. These chickens will evade predators better than other breeds, and they are also broody hens that make it easy to raise more of these beautiful chickens.

NOTE: The Old English is photographed with a 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 Black Breasted Red Old English Game Bantam Chicken

Also may like Standard Old English Surplus.


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2 reviews for Black Breasted Red Standard Old English

  1. Peggy Freeman

    They arrived healthy and active along with some surplus birds. They weren’t very gamey at first, but they are starting to show some after hanging with my other game birds. The coloring is ok, but they have dusty legs.

  2. LD, Idaho April 2013


    So happy to see these birds on your website, I’ll be ordering some in a couple weeks. One very happy customer.

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