China Game Fowl

1930’s circa photo (courtesy of Toni-Marie Astin)

The China (Chinese) Game Fowl are truly a magnificent breed in their own. They sport massive tail feathers in length as well as height and saddles that drag the ground. These are also of aggressive behavior, however seem to show the intelligence of tactical defense as well as breed personality. They appear to be showing great vigor and disease resistance as well, producing chicks in numbers that hatch off quite well with little to no problems. These fowl, originating from China, were brought to the states in the early 1930’s. Mr. Herman Pinion had Chinese Immigrants who worked on his farm and these were their birds. It is not unheard of that these were also crossed to Mr. Pinion’s own American Game Fowl, creating some which had pea comb and long tails and saddles. The China Games come in a variety of colors and weigh in the range of 6-8lbs depending on conditioning. The usually have a pea to cushion comb and pearl to white legs. In the last year I have been hatching off mostly goldens, silvers, red pyles, some mahogany and several recessive whites. The hens are good layers of medium sized eggs that are usually white to cream colored and males showing great fertility levels as well as the hens. My intentions are to preserve this breed back to “saddle draggers” as well as keeping the game state. Selections for such type as well as pea comb birds with light colored legs will be my focus in the future. I am still trying to obtain information on these birds through international contacts to research their origin. So far all is inconclusive, but will keep up on the quest.

My  Old Grey Broodcock(in moult)


4 Responses to “China Game Fowl”

  1. February 23, 2009 at 8:53 am

    i love game fowls especialy that one in the picture. now i know the origin of that kind of gamecock.thanks for the info..more power

  2. 2 Roger
    September 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I wanted to know how to get in touch with you to purchase some of your fowl. Please let me know the prices and ages of your fowl. Please contact me by email. I’m looking for a 5 or 6 month old trio, possibly all the colors white, grey, silver, mahogany, golden, or red. Thanks.

  3. 4 Dan
    February 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Liked the
    china gamefowl info ; I heard that you have the cemani black-skinned fowl. What would you charge for a pair of pure ones? Thanks

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