Anyone else thinking "Malgache"? (naked necked game)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Illia, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    While trying to look at some beautiful examples of gamey breeds (ie Aseels and Shamos) I came across some YouTube videos of a "Madagascar Game" or "Malgache," in my opinion a very beautiful bird! It looks like someone crossed a Shamo and a Turken to get this, but I wouldn't think so, as it is from and only found in Madagascar. The only information I can find on them is through one channel on YouTube and very little info with Feathersite. Anyone else know anything more about these, and could you get a similar result in crossing Aseels with Turkens?
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I know Ideal sells them and the picture they show is the same type as an asil but with a naked neck. Technically you could make a bird that looks like it. Just get an asil and a turken of some sort and cross them together. Just keep the offspring with no feathers on the neck and keep back crossing to the asils until you have the right type and naked neck. In a way it is like the blue gene or frizzling, once you get it then just breed the right ones back until you have it right.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Why cross breeds when you can find pure strains in the US? [​IMG] I know of Malgache, and I know of a few folks that have them.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Really? Who, and could you show some pics? I've looked around, even in other languages for the Malgache, but find practically nothing. I've seen one BYC posting of an "ugly chicken" labelled as a Madagascar game, but just looked like a Turken with a bare chest.
     
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    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Good point. Sometimes it is fun to make something your self though just to see how it compares to the real thing, lol. I would love to see more pics of them. I think Chinachicks (from the old BYC) has some of the pure strain.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I can't show the photos since they aren't mine, and I can't post links because they would lead to another chicken forum that BYC considers competition. I will send you an email.
     
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    Ooo, can I get the email too? Thanks!
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

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    Quote:Good point. Sometimes it is fun to make something your self though just to see how it compares to the real thing, lol. I would love to see more pics of them. I think Chinachicks (from the old BYC) has some of the pure strain.

    She may have at one time, but no longer does.

    I do understand about making your own, though. [​IMG] But it is a lot of work and time consuming, considering the oriental fowl don't typically lay often and mature slower than other classes of fowl.
     
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    Quote:Sure! Email me your email addy. [​IMG]
     
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