The Indian Game is a British bred form of poultry, reared chiefly for show or meat. It originated some time in the late nineteenth century, probably in the counties of Cornwall & Devon in south-west England. It’s a plain, heavy bird with an unusually large breast; its eggs are generally yellow.
A popular type of the Indian Game that is easily stored for winter is the Indian Gamecock; it’s a small fat bird, slightly larger than the common red-headed woodpecker, with dark eyebrows and dark mandolin back and breast. It’s also known as the Cornwall or Cornish gamecock. The small white ‘marble bird’ is usually black with a white wing tip. The tail is thick and plumed.
The Indian Gamecock is highly ornamental; it has a long bill and blue-grey wings with a white belly and crest. It has a thick neck and thick chest. They don’t like the heat, so you should keep them out of the sun. They are very good table birds.
Of the many different varieties of the Indian game cock the best seller is the Indian ball game. It may be difficult to find in show stores or if you are lucky enough to find one in a farm sale it will be of a poor quality. However, it is still worth finding. It’s one of the more popular breeds and it can be easily distinguished from other types by its peculiar call, which differs from all other cock calls but is familiar to all gardeners. The other difference is in body size, which is larger than most other types.
If you want a good game then you should get one that has been bred and reared in Cornwall. The best variety is the Indian Game cocks, which are available in both male and female forms. This is because the male variety is usually larger than the female. The best female chicken would be the crow or blue hen, which are the smallest of the different variety of Indian game hens.
You can buy young hens that are relatively young (less than 10 weeks old) so they are more eager to eat than older chickens. This is important if you want to use your hens for table birds. The male birds tend to have higher energy levels than the female so the young ones may be less willing to sit on a perch than older birds. All in all, this is a very good breed to buy if you are looking for cheap, nutritious and fun Cornish game hen.