Is this a Jungle Fowl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sigen, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Sigen

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    Sorry, not the best picture. I had two of these hens, and the neighbor's dog killed one and injured the other. I can't seem to find any like them on the internet. I would love to get some more of them.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not a jungle fowl. My first thought was a pea combed dark Cornish, but the body actually looks more like a Barnevelder.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

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    No - if anything it looks like a dark cornish.
     
  4. Sigen

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    Thank you. We "inherited" these hens, and the former owners said they were jungle fowl. They are pretty interesting birds, whatever they are.
     
  5. donrae

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    Well, thinking about it, I guess dark Cornish were also called Indian Jungle fowl, so that's probably it. I just don't think of them when someone says jungle fowl.
     
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  6. Sigen

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    They may be some sort of cross, as they are more slender, and longer legged than the pictures of the Dark Cornish. They are colored similarly though. They are very fast and athletic hens.
     
  7. Chris09

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    Looks like a Hatchery Quality Cornish (Cornish Game Hen). Defiantly isn't a Jungle Fowl of any type.
     

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