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i have a chicken book and read that one breed can reach 3 feet tall (cant find the book so cant tell you the name of the breed) but i was woundering if this is true, if so what are their temparments like towards other foul and humans. i'm only 4'11", yes i know i'm short, but i would love to see some pics of these if they exist and if possable against something or someone for comaparison.

*i'm only into bantams but my mom was talking about getting some of these tall chickens if they exist and it sounds interresting might not be something i'm interrested in getting but i would like to learn more about them.


Edited by hdowden - 12/5/11 at 1:54pm

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post #2 of 24

Brahmas can get very big.

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Stephanie in VA  3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 14 chickens- hens: 2 leghorns, 2 golden comets,         2 australorps, 2 barred rocks, 1 NH Red, 1 LF buff brahma. Roosters: LF light brahma, 2 bantam cochins (1 black/multi colored frizzle, and one buff/red colored) blue orpington. My neighbors RIR rooster has recently moved in. I guess he is staying too 

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post #3 of 24

Malays are the tallest breed. I doubt they get that tall though!

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post #4 of 24

The Malay is the tallest breed of chicken and can reach up to 90cm tall.

Found this online smile

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post #5 of 24
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wow thats a tall chicken ep

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post #6 of 24
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wow thats a tall chicken ep


Imagine an aggressive rooster this tall! th

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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by hdowden 

wow thats a tall chicken ep


lol yes it is! I've never heard of a malay!

Stephanie in VA  3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 14 chickens- hens: 2 leghorns, 2 golden comets,         2 australorps, 2 barred rocks, 1 NH Red, 1 LF buff brahma. Roosters: LF light brahma, 2 bantam cochins (1 black/multi colored frizzle, and one buff/red colored) blue orpington. My neighbors RIR rooster has recently moved in. I guess he is staying too 

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Stephanie in VA  3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 14 chickens- hens: 2 leghorns, 2 golden comets,         2 australorps, 2 barred rocks, 1 NH Red, 1 LF buff brahma. Roosters: LF light brahma, 2 bantam cochins (1 black/multi colored frizzle, and one buff/red colored) blue orpington. My neighbors RIR rooster has recently moved in. I guess he is staying too 

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post #8 of 24

A handful of Oriental game breeds get very tall. Shamos, Malays, Thais, and Saipans are the tallest. Saipans are said to reach over three feet tall for mature males, but since Saipans are a controversial bird amongst gamefowl breeders (some people think they are a breed, others don't), it is not known for certain.

Love that pic with the Malay cock! big_smile However, I think that's a different breed other than the Malay, 'cause a Malay would have a cushion (aka Walnut) comb, but that bird looks like it has a pea-comb. It may be a Thai or a Shamo.

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post #9 of 24

That picture is misleading. It is a very small man, or late teenager with a very large chicken, still not 3 feet tall though.  Not a Malay.

Honestly the tallest chicken I've seen has been a  Langshan, although some Shamo are really close, or equal to that height.

Most of the giant breeds are fairly calm with people, see also dogs and horses.

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post #10 of 24

Where do Jersey Giants fit into the height scale?

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