Cubalaya

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cubakid, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cubalayas originated in Cuba where they are very extensively bred. They are an oriental breed and are traced back to birds coming from the Orient, most probably from the Philippine Islands. Staltely carriage, short beaks, broad, short heads, with a fierce appearance, a well spread tail and t uninterrupted line from base of neck to end of tail are typical characteristics of the breed. they are of medium size and striking appearance. Admitted to the Standard in 1939.

    Economic Qualities

    Very hardy and their white meat is greatly appreciated by epicures.

    Disqualifications

    Tail carried above the horizontal. (See General Disqualifications and Cutting for Defects.)

    Standard Weights

    cock..6lbs Hen..4lbs
    cockerel..4.5lbs Pullet..3lbs
     
  2. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wheaten Hen
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    Wheaten Cock
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  3. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Pair
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  4. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    APA/ABA Accepted Varieties:
    Black, BB Red(wheaten), White
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Beautiful birds.
     
  6. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whites are actually new as in we got them today
     
  7. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pics. I have a wheaton cubalaya hen and probably wheaton rooster. They grow very slowly compared to other breeds. My cubalayas are 14 weeks and they are very small compared australrop and orpingtons.
     
  8. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking white cubas! Wow!! We have eaten some of these guys, and they are no better or worse than any other lighter heritage breed as far a flavor, toughness, etc. They sure do grow SLOW, eventually, I aim to correct that with my birds...
     

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