3 feet tall rooster breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TW1Kell, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. TW1Kell

    TW1Kell Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    9
    71
    Sep 13, 2012
    I was told about a breed of chicken that has roosters that grow to more than 3 feet tall. I have searched and searched, but cannot find anything but a saipan, which is stated to grow 2-3 feet tall. Anyone have any ideas or know of any place where I can obtain any of these tall chickens? From what i read about the Saipan, I don't believe that it is the one that I am looking for.
     
  2. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

    363
    15
    113
    Apr 8, 2012
    Namibia
    The only breeds I know of that is very tall are the Malay chicken, the Shamu chicken (O-shamu, Ko-shamu etc) and also a chicken breed called Ga Noi but I don't know if it get as tall as the other two!!
     
  3. franciscreek

    franciscreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    253
    6
    111
    Jan 10, 2011
    Northern California
    The shamo's get big, the ko's are a bantam brreed. Look at the oriental fowl thread on here, there are some great pics
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,984
    121
    204
    Jul 19, 2008
    Missouri
    Saipan jungle fowl
     
  5. TW1Kell

    TW1Kell Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    9
    71
    Sep 13, 2012
    I don't believe that the name I was given was Saipan or Jungle Fowl. Jungle Fowl are quite a bit smaller than saipans, as well.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,005
    422
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    There is a breed called a Saipan and it is sometimes called a Saipan Jungle Fowl.

    Chris
     
  7. TW1Kell

    TW1Kell Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    9
    71
    Sep 13, 2012
    As an added note: Does anyone in the Northeast Mississippi/Northwest Alabama/Central Tennessee area have any of these or the Saipan for sale? I am interested in obtaining some, but do not really care to buy from anyone who fights them. (I don't want "fightin' birds). I realize that they are "Gamey", but I don't want to buy a bird that has been fought.
     
  8. GuntherandInga

    GuntherandInga Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    23
    Jan 9, 2013
  9. TW1Kell

    TW1Kell Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    9
    71
    Sep 13, 2012
    Yeah, I getcha, but having lived in the PI for 3.5 years, I've seen a few of the breeds at fights. I read that a Saipan is often "called" a Jungle Fowl, but is about 3-4 times the size of a true Jungle. Can't be the same bird, ihmo. I asked the old guy if he was referring to a Saipan and he said he wasn't. He didn't remember what they called them, tho. He was an old chicken fighter, and told me that these birds were very tall, and very regal. They are, supposedly, rather docile with humans, and like to be pets and petted, but won't really tolerate another Roo. I can handle keeping them away from each other (the Roos), but I don't want them attacking my 4 yr-old Grandson. The pictures that he showed me were of the Saipan/Jungle Fowl coloration (BBRed-ish), but were heavier bodied than the pictures that I see of Saipans.

    Having said all of that and not being able to find the elusive 3 foot bird, I am interested in finding some Saipans as they are rather cool-looking, anyway. Anyone have any idea where some actual Saipans can be found? All I can see on all of the hatchery sites are mutt versions and are, admittedly so, as well as not claiming to reach the 3-3.5 feet tall mark. Any help is appreciated.
     
  10. ResQsue12

    ResQsue12 New Egg

    8
    0
    6
    Jan 13, 2013
    North Carolina
    I raise Saipans. I have a hen sitting now and a hen that just hatched 10. Mine are usually blue, black, wheaten or bb red.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by