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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:38 pm 
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The Bankiva was used in the make up of Old English Games way way before the English Fowl were brought to Australia and if the Bankiva was continued to be used in the breeding of those fowl they would have stayed in a much smaller/lighter weight class more like the little spanish fowl.


Not so Ricky,, here is a drawing of a Bankiva gamefowl by Herbert Atkinson somewhere in the pre-WW1 period. They were the first game fowl that were put in the pit ring in Australia and breed into OEG and helped make the Australian pit game.. I do believe Bankiva have die out in moden days here..

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that there professor is a Spanish game by Atkinson................BANKIVA TYPE


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:58 pm 
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Ricky Bobby, That's what the bankiva looked like in the early Australian days.. Captain Cook had Bankiva's on his ship HMS Endeavor, as stated when he gave Hawaii Polynesians some Bankiva game fowl in 1778 and then he go's back there in 1779 and they kill Cook, nice .. DNA on wild chickens show this to be true... Ricky have a look at the wild fowl on Hawaii and tell me they don't look like old English bankiva game fowl...

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