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What is the tallest breed of chicken?

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Hi, I hope I don't get thrown out of here but I've always had a thing for breeding and raising a foghorn leghorn size chicken. I have a black Langshan rooster- is that as tall as I can purchase?
thanks- Lisa

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Love one another- give someone a chicken.
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post #2 of 41

Black Jersey Giant Roosters !! smile

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Wife of one DH, Mom to 3 kids,Silkies,Lt Brahmas, Blk/Wht Jersey Giants, Buttercups, Crevecoeurs, Ameracauna(Easter Eggers),Buff Polish, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons,Jap Bantams, Australorps, Dark Cornish,Leghorns,Black Cayuga ducks,Goats, PILGRIM geese,.How About Them Cowgirls ! ......George Strait
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post #3 of 41

Malay wild game roos, they are huge !!

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Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html


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post #4 of 41

i have had BJG and currently have Black Langshan. The Langshan exhibition variety is taller. Malay's are tall, but a quality Black Langshan cock is the tallest I'v seen.

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Raising exhibition poultry - d'anvers, modern bantams, RIR bantams, black wyandotte bantams, naked neck bantams, bronze turkey, Toulouse geese, Giant Canada geese, standard black langshan, standard barred rock, black OEG bantams
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post #5 of 41

My Malay is definately the tallest on my yard... this is him 2 months ago at just over 30 inches and he is only 10 months old and Malays will not fully mature until 2 years old
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w91/prariechiken/Malaypair.jpg

The APA Malay standards have smaller weights than most of the international standards, so show lines of Malay in the US probably aren't as tall as it's possible for them to get.  My lines come from German import stock so they are heavier and larger.

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post #6 of 41

Tallest chicken breeds, Saipan junglefowl, Malay, and Shamo (all are  oriental games.. Except the junglefowl which are too sort of...) all of them growing up to be 3 feet tall.. some over.. some below. by a few inches..


Edited by DTchickens - 1/11/09 at 6:38am

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Fourth generation poultry breeder focusing on Kraienköppe- the breed that won my heart and replaced all others on my farm.
http://www.freewebs.com/dtsfowl/

 

Interested in poultry showing? Live in Mississippi or a nearby state? Check out the Mississippi Poultry Show Club

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post #7 of 41

I hear of one in New Mexico called "Nugget".

"New Jersey Giants" are big...

This "New Mexico Giant" is bigger....


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post #8 of 41

Yes. Nugget HAS to be the hugest roo ever!

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post #9 of 41

Somebody get writerofwords in here, with a pic of Nugget- might take a while, since he is NOT to be awakened for trivialities!

He's about 3 feet tall if I remember- gig
But is he a recognized breed?

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by fowlafoot 

My Malay is definately the tallest on my yard... this is him 2 months ago at just over 30 inches and he is only 10 months old and Malays will not fully mature until 2 years old
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w91/prariechiken/Malaypair.jpg

The APA Malay standards have smaller weights than most of the international standards, so show lines of Malay in the US probably aren't as tall as it's possible for them to get.  My lines come from German import stock so they are heavier and larger.


That is a gorgeous fella, I'd like to see him in 2 years!

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

Memorial Thread

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

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