First Egg!

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  1. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    The rooster was the only bird left from another neighbor's flock. He came over here to hang with the Guineas. Someone said he had game bird hens and would take good care of him so the neighbor and I both said OK, he can go.
     
  2. Poultry Judge

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    Do you have a picture of that bird?, just curious.
     

  3. robin416

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    No. He was an American Game. Pretty bird.

    He wouldn't roost with the Guineas in the pen so he took to the trees at night. Whenever he was late to the morning treats I would worry that something got him during the night. I miss having him around but at least he's in secure digs and has a bunch of hens all to himself.
     
  4. Poultry Judge

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    American Modern Game, like extremely tall and leggy or American Game Cross, more normal chicken shaped? What colors?
     
  5. robin416

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    Probably a cross. There wasn't extreme leggieness. I don't see that down here much.
     
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  6. Poultry Judge

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    Yeah, you don't see it much anywhere. I've seen a very few in Ohio, never any in Kentucky when I lived there. They were popular in the early 1900s when everything was nutsy cuckoo with the show birds. The Europeans made fun of what we did with American Games. The birds were no longer functional or useful for anything.
     
  7. robin416

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    I've seen a few full on games shown in Lawrenceburg so they are out there.
     
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  8. Poultry Judge

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    That was one of the main issues between the Oxford and Carlisle club disagreements. The Carlisle were starting to look like American Modern show Games.
     
  9. Poultry Judge

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    Yes many Games but not American Modern Games, way different birds.
     
  10. robin416

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    I don't know what happened to my reply but I said I've seen a few full on games shown at the Lawrenceburg show.
     
  11. robin416

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    Somebody kick the forum for me.
     
  12. Poultry Judge

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    Did you used to hear "Plain" and "Fancy" growing up? That is deeply rooted in the American show experience.
     
  13. Poultry Judge

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    Yes, there are several Game Fowl associations in Kentucky.
     
  14. robin416

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    No, because I didn't get into the birds until I was already an adult. I grew up in the burbs of Macomb Co, Mi.
     
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  15. Poultry Judge

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    Look up Modern American Games at some point, they're the leggy ones you don't like.
     
  16. Poultry Judge

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    I might try hatching a few next year.
     
  17. robin416

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    Remember, I said I've seen some at the Lawrenceburg Show?
     
  18. Poultry Judge

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    I'll hatch some for you!
     
  19. robin416

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    As long as you agree to keep them for me. I have one 9 year old Hamburg hen left, when she's gone I'll finally be out of chickens.
     
  20. Poultry Judge

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    Robin needs chickens!!! Chickens will assist the Guineas to eat all the bugs from the Oak leaves. Problem solved.
     
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