We have more than a dozen varieties of Standard Old English game fowl available, including the Silver Duckwing Standard Old English. Like all of the breeds we offer at Cackle Hatchery®, we have been developing and perfecting this one for years. This black and white feathered chicken has a straight comb and pearl colored legs, and it is genetically a very hardy bird. The hens make great brooding mothers, and the breed in general is known for its gameness. For more details about the Silver Duckwing Standard Old English, contact Cackle Hatchery® today!
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)