For many centuries game fowl were bred and fought in North France and Flanders. The Bruges game is thought to have been created then, and is considered the oldest of all the Belgium game fowl breeds. It’s earliest documentation was in 1858, and the first standard was created in 1908. Today, the Bruges chicken is very rare with breeders spread through Belgium, Holland, and Germany.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Black, Brown Red, Blue, Blue Birchen, Blue Yellow Birchen, Blue Golden Duckwing, Birchen, Silver Duckwing, Yellow Birchen, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: Largefowl 10 - 15 lbs
Personality: Easily tamed and human friendly. Hens and roosters are aggressive amongst other fowl, and must often be separated.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
Many gamefowl require higher protein diets. Ask your breeder, what types of feed they recommend for your Brugus gamefowl.
magnificent breed, Beautiful colours
gamecock, chicken fights, Fighters
arena, valuable chicken breed
Rare, valuable chicken breed, but very aggressive
As I already mentioned in my review title, this breed is extremely aggressive. The Bruges Game Fowl used to be a gamecock, fighting in arena's all over Belgium. Flemish people usually call them 'the Fighters of Bruges'.
When chicken fights were banned, the breed's popularity quickly fell to an all time low. They are unlikely to live in peace with any other breed, so don't buy them unless you want all of your other chickens dead.
Nevertheless, they are a magnificent breed! Beautiful colours, not broody and I've been told their meat is excellent. It seems to me that they walk around like they very proud. Quite stunning to see actually. You should check it out!.
From LoInfern Dec 27 2014 5:48PM