Any Ayam Ketawa (Ayam Gaga) Breeders In The US?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SilkieBantams, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I'd like to know if there are any breeders out there that have imported the Ayam Ketawa or Ayam Gaga into the US.
  2. Waltzing Matilda

    Waltzing Matilda Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2011
    Mid Atlantic
    I contacted Greenfire and they are toying with the idea but it probably won't be until late 2012 aor 2013. For those who don't know, they are a black chicken, with black comb, feet, beak and legs.
  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Greenfire sells their birds highly expensive. I'd rather purchase a few Laughing Cockerels (Ayam Ketawa) for a much cheaper price.
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Just be patient. If they do import them--they'll be all the rage and super-expensive for a year or two. Then the market will be become saturated and you can get them for $10/dozen on eBay for hatching eggs--just like the Coronation Sussex. [​IMG]
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I think it will take a short time honestly, but in that time it will be hard to find them. For example if they got a longcrowing breed, they'd be neat sure and expensive yes, but VERY few people would actually want them, so when they get kicked off the list, good luck finding the few and far between people who actually got some before they left Greenfire. It's sadly the truth - Only the cool colors of common breeds seem to make it well, such as Sussex and Orpingtons. I'm sure Legbars will do well too though.

    At least, that's my two cents [​IMG]
  6. smoothmule

    smoothmule Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2008
    Buffalo, Missouri
    Not likely going to happen anytime in the near future. At present, they only exist in Indonesia and other small areas where it remains illegal to import from due to disease. So, at this time, any known to exist in the US are likely smuggled in and would be confiscated but more likely, they would die before anyone could brag they had them. The Ketawa in Indonesia are not a healthy breed.

    I have Tomaru longbrowers. Hoping to someday develop something like the laughing crow using my Tomaru

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