Jungle Fowl First Time Raising (Black Australorp)?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Barnyard Dawg, May 2, 2008.

  1. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a Jungle Fowl chick, this is the first time I have had one, has anyone else had experience with them as far as adaptability w/other chickens, egg laying, personality, etc. I only bought one and they were all mixed so I don't know the sex, my wife has a way of telling she believes its a hen, it has something to do with the wing growth.

    I was looking at some Black Australorps they are black with a green shine, since my rooster isn't a jungle fowl maybe he is a Australorp?
    Does anyone have any?
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  2. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    that wing growth thing shouldnt matter on those birds. but if it is a hen it will have a brown chest and a rooster will feather in black in the breast. That should start at about 5 or 6 weeks.
     
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Absolutely correct! : )

    Can you take a pics of it? I wonder if it IS Jungle Fowl to start with : )

    - Tommy
     
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The chick we have is black and a lighter shade of grey in the chest area. I will post a picture as it matures.
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My jungle fowl is all black I'am pretty sure it is a rooster, very tall and has a nice shine to it's feathers. He is 5 weeks old now.
     
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  6. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Nice,

    We would all love to see a pixs [​IMG]

    - Tommy
     
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will take some pictures this weekend and post.
     
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  8. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Good deal!

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  9. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster is 5 weeks out he is almost all black with a shade of green, his comb and waddles have already started to turn red.


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  10. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    All I can Say is WOW! [​IMG]

    Whoever sold that one to you and said its "JungleFowl" must be REALLY messing with you. They can't be serious!!! Haha.

    That isn't a JungleFowl. [​IMG]:barnie

    Ouch...(if you spent a lot for him).

    - Tommy
     

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