Are they Jungle fowl or hatch...please help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by neugene, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. neugene

    neugene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi i was sold this young pair of fowl the other day and was told they are Jungle Fowl however im having second thoughts about wat they could be...Please help!!
     
  2. coorusu

    coorusu Out Of The Brooder

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    i've never seen jungle fowl before but they just look like OEGB to me.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree, they just look like game birds to me.
     
  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I also agree, they don't look like purebred juvenile Jungle Fowl to me. Might have been an honest mistake on the seller's part, though.
     
  5. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The development is a little off. A juvenile male that has neck hackle feathers at those lengths should also have all its adult flight feathers (the tertial feathers of the wing on your bird are still brown).

    compare and contrast: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinchel/7175817677/in/photostream/

    You bird is still good looking though. If its not a game, I'm gonna guess 50% pure.
     
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  6. neugene

    neugene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you just going to have to wait and see
     
  7. Totits

    Totits Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    Jungle fowls usually have white ear lobe, and the coloration for legs are blue.
     
  8. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting. I've never heard that there is a specific rate at which each set of feather is supposed to come in, but I do notice it varies a LOT. I only notice that with non-jungle fowl though because I don't have purebreds, lol... What rate are they supposed to feather in at?

    best wishes.
     
  9. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know what the rate is, but completing the flight/wing feather development appears to be a priority (a survival thing that goes for most, if not all, galliformes). I've looked at a lot of internet pictures/videos, and that's what I noticed in juvenile birds (yeah, internet pictures are probably a poor reference, although you have to know what you're looking for, but that's what I'm going with). Anyways, this is just an observation. I'm going to compare if the trend is the same with my wild quail this spring.
     
  10. neugene

    neugene Chillin' With My Peeps

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