Black Standard Old English

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  • Black 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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Like many of its sister Old English breeds, the Black Old English Standard is one of the oldest breeds of chickens, with generations going back to Victorian England. Old English breeds are most noted for their extraordinary appearance, longevity and good health. These attributes, with alertness and energy that allows them to avoid predators, makes them an ideal backyard chicken. Cackle Hatchery® has bred Black Old English Standard chickens for nearly 40 years, selecting the best physical attributes, health and personality characteristics in every new generation to ensure this breed continues to excel.

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 Old English Game Bantam Chicken

Newbie Note: There are some white feathers in their 1st and 2nd stage feathering which is normal but by the 6th month they are solid black feathers.

Also may like Standard Old English Surplus.

Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breeds, Game Class
  • 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
  • Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 4+ feet
  • Country of Origin – Europe
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1938
  • 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.


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3 reviews for Black Standard Old English

  1. Victor Mejia

    Great birds! Ordered 15 chicks for the hatch date on 4/6/2022 and received 17, they all survived no problems! I will say take their advice and call your post office daily as soon as you get the email they have shipped. My post office did not call me like they were instructed many times do upon their arrival. I luckily called and my chicks were up there at the expected arrival date!

  2. bruno


    i received my Blacks today and they looked amazing also had two extra …. very pleased thanks Cackle Hatchery

  3. Larry December 2015

    Cackle Hatchery

    Liked your youtube videos!

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