I am raising wild African "Village Chickens" (crossing with RI Red layers etc), as well as quails an

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thespeedyz, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. thespeedyz

    thespeedyz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have learned quite a lot browsing the forum and hope to contribute from my interesting experience doing it here in Africa too.
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and welcome aboard! [​IMG] Good luck with your quail and "village chickens."
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  5. thespeedyz

    thespeedyz Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks I'm learning what I can, from the site, from experience here, in some pretty extreme circumstances which call for maybe out of the box solutions, as well as from the local africans.

    redsoxs african "village chickens" are just a sort of wild local chicken, quite tough meat, take forever to mature, but for some reason the africans have a love for them, more than the broilers, so I breed them. I'll try post some photos when I get a moment.
    PS. the redsox was a team I married into... when I married my wife she comes from a boston redsox loving family.. it was kind of a condition :)
     
  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    :welcome
     
  7. thespeedyz

    thespeedyz Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pictures of the wild African "village chickens"

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Crossing RIR with the 'village chickens' should give you a bird that lays better and is somewhat meatier yet with the hardiness of the semi feral birds.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Those are very pretty chickens! Love that rooster's comb.
     
  10. thespeedyz

    thespeedyz Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try get a picture of that RI x African ..... One male came out and was scrawny, but the female is quite good and is laying now, crossed back with the local breed... 15 eggs & counting...
     

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