A variety of Old English Game chicken that is popular for its alert and confident personality. The males in all are very striking, with bright colored plumage and a certain “cockiness” to their identity. The comb on games should be dubbed (cut) for show. This is a breed of a chicken originating in England between 1850 and 1900. Purely an exhibition bird, Modern Game were developed to be most aesthetically pleasing and to epitomize the visual appeal of the gamecock. After the outlawing of cockfights in the U.K. in the mid 19th century, many cockfighting enthusiasts turned to breeding for shows as an alternative poultry hobby, and the Modern Game was developed from crosses of Old English Game and Malays. Despite being classified as game chickens (i.e. of cockfighting derivation) in breed standards, Modern Game were not bred to fight. In temperament, they are friendly and curious towards people, and are easily tamed.