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Liege Game Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Liège Game; Liège Game Bantam; Belgian Game (Liege Type); Combattant de Liège

The basics:
The Liége chicken was created during the nineteenth century in area of Liége, Belgium. It was developed in an attempt to create a better fighting fowl, and was created by crossing Bruges game and the Malay Chicken, an Asian game fowl.

Today, the Liége is relatively rare in Belgium, but is the most popular of the Belgium games. It is picking up popularity in Germany.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Black, Black Red, Black White, Birchen, Blue Birchen, Blue Duckwing, Blue Yellow Birchen, Gold Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, Yellow Birchen
Uses: Ornamental, Preservation
Weights:
Bantam: 900 - 1,250 grams
Largefowl: 8.8 - 12 lbs
Personality: Wild, with highly aggressive roosters. Roosters must be separated from each other.
Broody: Rarely
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Poor (2/week)
Egg color: Cream
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Many gamefowl require special high protien diets. Speak with your breeder, to determine what to feed your fowl.

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