Creeper Chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by josh44, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just Heard of this chicken, does any one esle know about it or have them.
    If so please post info & pics. [​IMG] Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahaha, what is a creeper chicken? I think our late roo was a creeper for sure the way he would sidle up to the ladies [​IMG]
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

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  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

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    Haha!! Yeah...and many who creep up behind unsuspecting people for a flogging [​IMG] Or maybe those roosters are just creeps, not creepers...
     
  5. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recieved a chicken book, it described all breeds of chickens and most of their orgins.
    It listed a brief discription, of a breed of chickens in the 1900's called the CREEPER. Thought is sounded neat [​IMG] so I thought I'd post on BYC [​IMG].

    There's many BYC'ers that have alot of neat chicken breeds. [​IMG]
     
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  6. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH!
    I thought you were saying 'creeper' like a peeping tom-type creeper. I haven't heard of a creeper chicken, maybe I'll do a google image search? Are they still around?
     
  7. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that was a term for Japanese bantams with very short legs.
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Jitokko [Japanese Creeper (Fig. 18), Natural Monument designated in 1943]
    This breed has an intermediate body shape between the RJE and Cochin types
    and is characterized by short legs controlled by the Cp gene. Some birds have a
    beard, muff and crest. This breed is thought established in the late stages of the
    Edo Era (1603 – 1867).
    The prefecture of origin: Kagoshima Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture
    Standard BW in adults: 3,000 g in male, 2,500 g in female
    Plumage color varieties: black-breasted red, black, white, buff columbian
    Comb: pea or single (with or without crest)
    Earlobe colorred
    Shank coloryellow

    Here's the link...there is a pic there #18. http://www.angrin.tlri.gov.tw/apec2003/Chapter3JpChicken.pdf
     
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  9. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Teach~ thanks for the link. I am in love with the roo in Figure 18 [​IMG] What a cool looking crest, and I am way partial to cute fluffy beards
     

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