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Im looking into extra large chickens. I have a realy large rooster that needs some big girls since the normal sized ones we have seem to run from him when they see him coming with that "look" in his eye..

Can anyone give me some info on different extra large breeds? Idealy, id like a jumbo buff orpington.. I love there temperment..

Thanks..

This is a pic of roosty.. We got him from a feed store.. He was supposed to be a she...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54686_april_232011_duck_chickens_030.jpg

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post #2 of 12

Wow, he is a beautiful bird!

post #3 of 12

How about Black Jersey Giants? (or white Jersey Giants)

What kind is your roo? He is drop dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 5/24/11 at 11:27am

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

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We realy dont know for positive what he is.. but were thinking Langshan..

Thanks for the compliments on him.. He is a realy nice guy.. Not a mean bone in his body... LOL.. Hed look prettier, but I clipped his wings..
I didnt want him trying to get on a fence and falling off.. hes not all that graceful..

I know jersey giants are big.. I just dont know of any others..

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Originally Posted by AliciaM 

We realy dont know for positive what he is.. but were thinking Langshan..

Thanks for the compliments on him.. He is a realy nice guy.. Not a mean bone in his body... LOL.. Hed look prettier, but I clipped his wings..
I didnt want him trying to get on a fence and falling off.. hes not all that graceful..

I know jersey giants are big.. I just dont know of any others..


http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Langshan/BRKLangshan.html
here are some langshans

I have literally spent hours on Feathersite...I highly recommend it for looking at chicken breeds for fun.

Also Henderson's Breed Chart is great!
http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 5/24/11 at 11:35am

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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post #6 of 12

If I was you I would find a good breeder of Langshans, Jersey Giants, Barahmas, Malay or even Aseel.
I would stay away from hatchery stock if you want big birds. wink

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 5/24/11 at 11:40am

 

NPIP # 31-516
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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #7 of 12
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I found this description on Langshans.. It fits roosty to a T.. (he has feathers, also.. just cant see them in the pic)

The principal characteristics of the Langshan, which it has in common with the Brahma and the Cochin, is the feathering on its legs and its masssive appearance. However, one significant difference is its high tail feathers. In both the male and female, the tail feathers are nearly the same height as the head. This gives the bird a V-shaped appearance when viewed from the side.

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Originally Posted by AliciaM 

I found this description on Langshans.. It fits roosty to a T.. (he has feathers, also.. just cant see them in the pic)

The principal characteristics of the Langshan, which it has in common with the Brahma and the Cochin, is the feathering on its legs and its masssive appearance. However, one significant difference is its high tail feathers. In both the male and female, the tail feathers are nearly the same height as the head. This gives the bird a V-shaped appearance when viewed from the side.


He does look like a V.

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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post #9 of 12

Whoa!! That is one DUDE of a rooster!!

Quite the specimen.

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Originally Posted by AliciaM View Post

Im looking into extra large chickens. I have a realy large rooster that needs some big girls since the normal sized ones we have seem to run from him when they see him coming with that "look" in his eye..

 


 

 

Langshans can get very tall, taller than BJG.. European brahmas can hit 34 inches tall.. I had a giant my self at 30 inches tall he was Huge...

 

here is my tall cochin hen

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