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.