Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself
Posted May 20, 2014
The American Game Bird is a rose. It's beautiful to look at, but if you're not careful it's going to cause a bit of pain. These birds, especially the roosters, are highly aggressive. They were selectively bred for their aggression in the American south since colonial times for cock fighting. Now that the sport of cock fighting is illegal is most parts of the country they have been relocated to an ornamental breed. They have a high bone to meat ratio, and do not lay well. If however you're looking for a chicken to turn loose on a large chunk of land these are your birds. They rank among the most self sufficient of any breed I have ever raised.