Each chicken comes from four different heritages.
A new breed from Malaysia that was designed for racing. They are fast, nimble, and hard to hit. There are few around but if you can grab one, you have yourself a strong racer.
From the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, the Serai-Tavuk (Fowls of the Sultan) were bred for their plumage. This exclusive breeding gave them unique muscle structure, making them enduring racers.
A chaotic breed from Europe, its true origins are unclear. Of either Dutch or Germanic descent, the Lakenvelder are known for their thick thighs, tenacious attitude, and wild nature.
An old Breed from Britain with roots back to the Roman Empire. Sturdy and steadfast, the Dorking is a very common breed that does well on its home turf.
Each chicken has a perfection score, from 1% to 100%. A 100% perfect chicken is a top performer of the highest calibre. Normally, a 100% perfect chicken will beat a 99% perfect chicken every time. But given the right circumstances, the 99% perfect chicken can win, as no chicken is truly perfect.
All 33,333 chickens obtained from us will have a Perfection score of 90% or higher.
A chicken’s stock is a rough guide to how far removed from its original predecessor it is. There are 6 stocks, from Spicy down to Bland.
Spicy chickens are generally stronger, but not always so. Stock is only one of the factors that determine a chicken's performance during a race. By breeding smart, you can create offspring that are as strong or stronger than their parents.
Each chicken has a special talent that if you’re fortunate, they will perform during a race. They might start flying to overtake other racers, or launch a deadly blue egg to take out a leading opponent.
Some talents are rarer than others, and their successful execution might mean a victory for your chicken.
Each race track has one of seven terrain types. Dirt, Grass, Road, Rock, Sand, Snow, and Track. Each chicken has a single terrain preference and will perform better in races that have a matching terrain type. Discovering your chicken’s preference can lead to more consistent wins.
Sometimes your chicken isn’t quite feeling it. Other times, they are raring to go and exceed your expectations. Each chicken has a Consistency value that will affect your chicken’s performance in a race. Some chickens are more consistent than others, but the inconsistent ones can surprise and outperform the strongest of racers in the right conditions.
A Chicken can be either a Hen (female) or a Rooster (male).
How well each chicken will perform in a given race is based on a variety of variables. Heritage, Stock, Perfection, Consistency and Terrain Preference are the primary variables to consider when determining how well your chicken will do. How important each one is will vary from chicken to chicken and from race to race.
However, these are not the only variables. There are other elements that determine how well your chicken will perform. Some we've hinted at already, others are hidden and shall come out over time. Part of the gameplay is discovering these other factors. Knowing the game, your chicken and other chickens, is the most important factor in determining how often you'll win.
Some chickens are just naturally better than others. To keep the gameplay interesting, we can't make every chicken awesome, as then no chicken will be awesome. Therefore we limit the number of strong chickens.
We can't share all the information in regards to chicken distribution, but here is a breakdown of heritages found in our initial run of 33,333 chickens. The strong Seramas are few in number, while the Dorkings are more numerous. Don't think a Dorking can't beat a Serama though, as heritage is just one of the stats that goes towards a chicken's performance.