Old English Game (OEG)
The Old English Game Fowl is one of the oldest strains of poultry breeds that have been used for fighting purposes.
Through the Middle Ages the breed was developed by the English Nobility into many varying colours and traits desirable for cockfighting.
Cockfighting became illegal in Britain and Australia in the 1850s and the Old English game fowl are now usually kept by poultry enthusiasts. Today the breeds are often displayed at poultry shows.
The Old English Game Bantam is the bantam version of this breed, it is one of the smallest chicken breeds, weighing about 22 oz (650 grams) when they are fully grown.