Feral chickens on Kauai

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MonicainAZ, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. MonicainAZ

    MonicainAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am vacationing in Kauai, and have been enjoying the local chicken TV. :) Any guesses on the breeds behind this handsome fellow? Many of the roosters here look similar. They are so pretty!
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Looks like some sort of game breed. Probably Old English Game.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're feral chickens that have probably been interbreeding freely for multiple generations. They were based on game birds, but who knows what else may have been introduced over the years. Same principle as the mustang horses.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed; My family and I recently moved from Hawaii where we lived for 23 years, and all the major islands there have loads of feral game chickens running around on them.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  6. MonicainAZ

    MonicainAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool. I knew they were several generations feral, but I find it interesting that many of them are very similar to each other. :)
     
  7. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice looking game cock. Very popular in the islands.
     

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