Creating a type....Opinions on Ethiopian type chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am beginning a project on creating chickens that resemble Ethiopian chickens. In January I will be going there and hope to take pics for myself but for now I am going by those I have found. They appear to be only "types" instead of purebreds. Their chickens are given complete freedom and breeding seems to have little forethought from the owner. I guess you would call this a landrace type? To me they appear to have some game influence(malayoid?) but the massive combs and wattles throw me off. They also appear to have no game attitude though. I am thinking about using reds caps, game(of some type) and a dual purpose of some kind. Does any one have any suggestions as to what breeds to use? Here are some links to representatives of these types. This is a project purely for experimentations sake.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zerihoun/229954593/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethmoon527/1059998604/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trr1/2822709747/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaketabel/1315533293/
     
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  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    The massive rose combs are neat! Interesting project.
     

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