Brassbacks are off-color Alabany or Warhorse gamefowl that have been bred as pure recessives for color, but which still retain the advantages of pure Albany and Warhorse pure broodstock fighting tratis. Sometimes the Brassback fights even better than the pure bloodline.

When crossing Brassback for its color or spangle, a 50/50 cross still has difficulty reproducing the parent Brassback color and even a 3/4 Brassback cross has a tough time producing spangle featherd offspring just because the gene is a recessive trait that you really need a pure broodstock match of 100 per cent Brassback cock to hen match to produce the Brassback color.

Brassback Albanies or Warhorses are a spangle tail bloodline that is known to be one of the most explosive fighting cocks. They are fast (Warhorse Brown Red traits), are grounders, they are shufflers and are power hitters despite throwing many hits. They are traditionally known for gameness and deep cutting skills.