If you’ve been looking for the perfect Old English game fowl to take home, the professionals at Cackle Hatchery® are here to help. We’ve been developing several different varieties of this chicken for more than 30 years, including the Blue Standard Old English. This specific variety features black-slate colored legs, a straight comb, and a medium/high station. These birds live long, are very hardy, and make great brooding mothers. Whether you want a standard sized chicken or one of our miniature versions, you can place your order today! Feel free to contact Cackle Hatchery® if you would like any more information. This is an excellent choice for someone to have a free-range flock of poultry (1 male and 10 hens). This flock will have a better chance of evading predators than most other poultry breeds. The hens make good brooding mothers for sitting on the eggs and hatching the baby chicks and raising them.
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.”
NOTE: About Breeding Blue
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed (bantam), the Blue Old English Game Bantam Chicken.
Also may like Standard Old English Surplus.