About Modern Game Chickens
are a bantam breed prized almost entirely for their abilities as show chickens.
They are very easy to tame and make for a simple but elegant breed, popular
with most fanciers. They aren't very well-suited for laying eggs though. They
are also not the best meat birds as they are so small to begin with and skinny.
are known to be extremely aggressive, so extra care should be taken when
interacting with Roosters. Even the hens have aggressive tendencies at times.
They don't like being confined for very long, but they can be trained to be
friendly toward their owners.
about them is upright, so they stand tall and carry their short tails high.
Their shoulders are distinguishable as they poke out from their bodies. Their
legs, while long, can be a number of different colors depending on the overall
color type of the bird. The white variety has yellow legs, partridge colors
have green legs, and black Modern Games have black legs. The actual color of
the feathers spreads the gamut of varieties, such as laced blue, golden
birchen, wheaten lavender, bloodwing white, and so on. They have extremely
small red combs and ear-lobes.
are very poor in the cold winter months, so they require a good heat source for
their coop, otherwise they'll freeze. They are very active and so need a large
run to move about in, as well as high perches to hop up onto. However, their
legs are actually very fragile, so it's also wise to have lots of soft bedding
to cushion falls and the like. Hens can become very broody but it's not
recommended you let them do this more than once a year as the strain is immense
on their already small bodies.