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gamefowl

why dont chicken people keep gamefowl in there collection they are as easy to keep if u only keep one breed fair enough but others keep a lot of breeds and no game why is this wud love to hear your opinnion ps i changed my name u all know me

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

what was your other name

ian
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

i keep them and alot of people think if you have game fowl that you fight them

cathal
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

ah thats deafeatin the purpuse ian

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

good point

ian
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

in my area if ceartain people find out u have them they want to buy them off u for fighting and if u dont sell them theyll just steal them it happend to my friend and they took every thing he had thats why alot of people i know dont keep them

eddie
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

yes eddie but i dont think u are goin to be robbed if u only have 1 or 2 pairs of game amongst ten other pairs of fowl

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

my friend had 2 pairs of irish and 2 pairs of english game also a trio of i think they were american game as well as a few normal hens he thinks he knows who it was but cant prove it but they took the lot when he was a way

eddie
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

he must have brought the wrong people into his yard

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

come on guys sure to god u have something to say on this subject i am trying to get a good tread here just to let u know demise is hunter last time i am goin to say

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

tbh i just dont like them.Not bothered with them.

p.s i know tis you ***i**.

Darragh b
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

dontt laugh but what exactly is a game bird?

Rob..
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

a bird originally bred for fighting back in the day afaik.
Some didnt make the cut as fighting birds and are now widely used as meat birds e.g indian game,cornish game(?)

Darragh b
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

gawler.backyardpoultry.com/photos/2006/may/Ch...

cathal
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

link dont work cathal.

Darragh b
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

fair play darragh your a good one had 2 say i will give you a pair of game if after 2 months u dont like them give them back

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Haha wouldnt mind a pair of oeg bantams actually.

Darragh b
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

get irish game white eggs

cathal
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

ah the hassle of hatching them and rearing them though cathal when im not to keen on them....to much effort.

Darragh b
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

suppose to costly when older

cathal
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

to
rob a game bird is a member of gamefowl ie cockfighting this cock has a hatred of all other male birds hence survifull of the fittiest

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Have u any for sale?

Daniel L
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

http://cockfighters.chat.ru/
heres a good link about cockfighting past and present, its a survey made in england in 1992 but id say it probably more popular now, its a long read but worth it

Kenny
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

to cathel how much irish game is true irish game between yankee and oxoford blood bred we lost our true irish breeding

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

none at the moment gettin new cock and the hens are just starten to lay i only have 2 hens so will try breed as much as i can

cathal
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

only breed the best that you can get if u get stuck contact me

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

It's a pity that the irish pit fowl is the only poultry breed associated with the country.

Pat 10
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

hunter still waiting on that pair of game??

Darragh b
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

why is it a pity the irish sent our game to america to fight we had the best birds in the world most gamecocks in america are bred from irish game i think we should be proud of old cockfighters [putting us on the map as the best breeders of gamefowl in the world

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

i cant do bantams but i will give u a good pair if u want darragh

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Yeah but who'd want Gamefowl (bar indian or OEGs for hatchers). They don't integrate well in a large flock. Don't lay many eggs or carry much meat. They just fight and cause hassle. Nothing to be proud of there. You may as well say the french love their limousin cattle cause they're wild geits that jump fences and busht crushes. At least the limo will give ya a daycent shteak at the end of the day.

Pat 10
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I just dont like the look of them, something peevish with their scrawny littly necks and long legs...not for me, love something pretty to look at..typical womans answer I know so don't go there but thats only my opinion. It is each to their own

Mary O'D
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

hey pat how silly do look now as game birds lay very well as for a large flock iam talking about hoppyist seems u want fat chickens to eat not talking cows here but stay with the cows pat u know them better than game

hunter
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

nothin better than a few veal calfes

cathal
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

thanks mary each to their own we all love them none the less

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

cows

cathal
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

something 2 say cathel

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

are you happy now demise with all your replys

ian
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

its all good ian just wanted to know wateverone rhought i did try

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

hunter do u fight the game cocks?

Conor M
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

You mean to say they lay sooo well no-one ever inducted them into laying trials. That's amazing. Maybe they lay so well because the breed is selected for a completely unrelated trait. A little game hen is grand for a few eggs but won't lay many certainly not many as decent Light Sussex or Rhode Island Reds. The reds and sussex are gonna beat the game in egg size too and colour. The irish market favours brown or tinted eggs as opposed white.

I like poultry which can be both peaceful and productful in both sexes. At their current state in development of a modern (non-fighting) breed I couldn't justify keeping Irish Game.

Pat 10
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

no but i live and breed them

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

wat are u tryin to say how many books did u read igf u have something to say bring it on

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

pat10 needs help

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

"bring it on" Hunter I tink you've spent too much time playing with your.........birds.

Pat 10
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

time well spent pro or amather you decide

hunter
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Only reason i would keep any game is to cross them for meat.
Otherwise whats the point? Ornaments?

Guill
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

they are great hatchers and mothers i read on feathhersite that when thay have their chicks, if a dog attacks them the game hen will fight back...and usually win!

Conor M
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Nothing wrong with a few charolais or limosiuns cattle around the place.

lock
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

haha conor ah come on chicken v dog....dog always wins.....just not everyones cup of tea hunter.

Darragh b
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

game birds attract the wrong sort of people hanging around the place,only keep a pair of jungle fowl,for pure looks and breeding.fair play to you pat 10!!
A sussex is a good all round bird in general.

Ahh you cant beat a mad blonde D'acutaine heafer,pure lean!!!


Thursday, June 17th, 2010

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