Chicken Breed Focus Manx Rumpy

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    The Manx Rumpy, also known as the Rumpless Game, or Persian Rumpless, is a British breed of chicken, thought to be originating from the Isle of Man. Like the Araucana and Barbu d'Everberg breeds, the Manx Rumpy lacks the uropygium, from which the tail grows.

    There is no evidence that the British breed has ever been imported to the United States. In 1958 some tail-less birds of Iranian origin were crossed with other breeds to produce an approximation of the British type, and the name "Manx Rumpy" applied to them. The Livestock Conservancy recommended that these be called "Persian Rumpless". They are not recognised by the APA. The Manx Rumpies are good layers of brown eggs, and may also occasionally lay white, blue, or green eggs. They are excellent free range birds and the hens are fair broodies.


    Purpose: Dual purpose
    Egg size: Medium
    Egg colour: White, blue, green, tinted.
    Weight: Male - 5-6 lbs; Female 4-5 lbs

    Pic by @SilverPhoenix

    Pic by @cashdl

    Pic by @cashdl

    Pic by @Eggsalad

    Pic by @Eggsalad

    BYC Breed Discussions:

    Do you own Manx Rumpies? Are you a Manx Rumpy breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including:

    · What made you decide to get this breed?
    · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose?
    · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed?
    · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!
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  2. Nardo

    Nardo Crowing

    Sep 26, 2014
    North Texas
    My Coop
    Hi, I always read your articles and enjoy them.
    I'm wondering if anyone knows of the heat hardiness of these, or, because of where they originate, if it's not been tested?
    I'm always interested in good layers of coloured eggs that can forage and are heat hardy.
  3. melishkia

    melishkia In the Brooder

    May 26, 2016
    We live in Texas where temperatures reach over 100 F in the summer, my Americauna's (laying blue and green tinted eggs) are the only ones that laid all summer long without any break. All my other chickens stopped. Americauna's are easy to find too, I've never seen this breed at the feed store however they are adorable! I've also never shipped chicks so there is that [​IMG]
  4. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2016
    Online sources say that Manx rumpless chickens have a different gene than Araucanas in producing rumpless birds. I know that Araucanas have the dominant gene while Manx is recessive, but I've been reading mixed answers for Manx. I would love to hear from anyone who has bred an Araucana and Manx together for the rumpless trait and what the resulting offspring looked like.
  5. Janeyrooster3

    Janeyrooster3 Hatching

    Aug 21, 2016
    Thanks for sharing your picture they are pretty birds where do you purchase them
  6. Beer can

    Beer can Free Ranging

    Aug 12, 2014
    Upstate NY
    I got one as a packing peanut from a Sandhill Preservation Center order.
  7. draye

    draye Crowing

    Nov 30, 2010
    Nice looking bird. I had thought about ordering some of these from them.

    According to this though the ones that Sand Hill sell should be the Persian Rumpless. Either way though, I may one day break down and order some of these.
  8. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

    Mar 16, 2016
    North Central IN
    My Coop
    @Beer can do you still have this hen? Have you hatched any chicks from her? What color eggs does she lay?

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