Ox­ford Old English Game birds

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The ori­gin of the breed goes back to Ro­man times. The Ro­mans kept them for plea­sure and di­ver­sion but not as a food source. They were used for cock fight­ing for many years. This was made il­le­gal in the UK around 1849. The birds are now very pop­u­lar for ex­hi­bi­tion and look amaz­ing in the show pen. There are more than 30 colour va­ri­eties for this breed but the main con­cern must be the breed’s stan­dard and ap­pear­ance.

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