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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: American Game
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OXFORD OLD ENGLISH GAME


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Call it whatever works for you.

It was bred and shown as American Game in Australia.

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It was bred as a Oxford but shown as a American by a ribbon chasing bloke who has no disregard for history or the preservation of Oxford Old English Game.


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Terrific to see the American Game classes now starting to grow. A very nice example.

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I will have to differ about Brian Castle Ben. I find him a decent bloke who is passionate about his fowls.

Yes Denis, we had a full row of them at the EKKA which is more than ever before and entered by a few exhibitors. They are taking off as a breed for exhibition. I find them a challenge to photograph but think I am slowly getting a little better although plenty of room for improvement.

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 Post subject: Re: American Game
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Yes you are right that American gamefowl, Irish gamefowl, Scottish gamefowl, ect are all Oxfords.. But its good to see a class with the very slight differents in the breeds. (whats the point off putting them all in the same class as Oxford)..

IMO, Brian Castle's American looks very much like a roundhead American gamefowl with very good fine bone, unlike some of the heavy boned roundhead you see images on the net (which would never get off the ground).. I say will done too Brian on a well conditioned American gamefowl... :thumbs:

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This fowl is tasseled. Isn't a roundhead un-tasseled?

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This fowl is tasseled. Isn't a roundhead un-tasseled?


A lot are un-tasseled, but you do get the odd tasseled ones.. like The Allen roundhead, which is also a fine bond roundhead... I would like to show the links but they take you to uncharted water, if you no what I mean.. :thumbs:

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Nice bird.

So I take it our Australian "American Game Standard" does not follow the ABA (American Bantam Association) American Game Standard. Interesting.


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Nice bird.

So I take it our Australian "American Game Standard" does not follow the ABA (American Bantam Association) American Game Standard. Interesting.


As far as I know you don't get American Gamefowl in bantams in the APA or ABA, unless it has changed??

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Its not a Roundhead, Roundheads are pea combed!!


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 Post subject: Re: American Game
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The American Game Standard follows the Old English Game standard!!


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New England Poultry wrote:
BeatenEgg wrote:
OXFORD OLD ENGLISH GAME


Yes you are right that American gamefowl, Irish gamefowl, Scottish gamefowl, ect are all Oxfords.. But its good to see a class with the very slight differents in the breeds. (whats the point off putting them all in the same class as Oxford)..

IMO, Brian Castle's American looks very much like a roundhead American gamefowl with very good fine bone, unlike some of the heavy boned roundhead you see images on the net (which would never get off the ground).. I say will done too Brian on a well conditioned American gamefowl... :thumbs:



You call the Roundhead a American fowl but back in the day, the original was a Boston Roundhead said to be exported from Ireland and were more of the Whitehackle blood only with a pea comb. So what are they? Irish or American?


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 Post subject: Re: American Game
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Yes, any true understanding comes from a historical understanding of the breed. Sadly, this all gets put to the side when it comes to show business.

It's not all lost BE; the Oxford OEG Fanciers Association of Australia is having its 58th annual show tomorrow. There will be plenty of the right sort of fowls here and they'll be judged to the correct standards.

It's also important to note that this is a 'show of fowl' rather than 'competition'!


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