Descending from the English fighting cocks the Pit Game itself has descended from Old English Game, Aseel, Malay, and Sumatra Game. The birds were bred for performance both in the air and in ground fighting. The breed is illegal in many countries and of course the fighting of the birds is illegal in most countries.
Pit Games are mostly used for ornamental purposes as they are poor egg layers and there are better meat birds available. They are hard feather birds that are mostly black and fairly tall. Roosters will weigh around six pounds, hens around five pounds.