Junglefowl question

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by toejam, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    I have 2 questions actually...
    I have 2 pairs of junglefowl, and they are bantam sized. Are they supposed to be bantam sized?
    My main question is can you keep different types of junglefowl together, or will they interbreed? Any help is appriciated
     
  2. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are supposed to be bantam sized I'm pretty sure and I have heard they will interbreed
     
  3. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    ok, thanks aldren90. I thought they were supposed to be bantam, but they look so big in pictures. ANyone know for certain if they will interbreed?
     
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  4. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will interbreed
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yes they will 100% without question mix breed with each other.
    They are really just a wild chicken, and you know how chickens are, any hen is fair game. Look at it this way, they are said to be the ancestors of all breeds of chickens, so , yep, they are pretty good at it.
     
  6. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Ok thanks everyone! Just wondering because I was thinking about getting another type of junglefowl.
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    what do you have, and what are you wanting.
    Reason I ask is the grey and red are fairly cheap and easy to keep. The ceylon and green are very expensive and very demanding to keep and do require heated pens in hard winters with very little disturbance. They are very shy and flighty and pretty much just need to be penned and left alone to keep the stress levels low in them.

    A lot more info too on their care, but if it's just the reds and greys theres no big requirements for them
     
  8. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Right now I have reds, but I was thinking about possibly getting grays, depending on how much they go for. MAybe someday get ceylons.
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    greys run about $80 a pair, give or take a little, cheapest I have ever seen any was $60, some to $150

    Ceylons and greens though are $300- $600 when you can find any
     
  10. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    OK, now to try to find a gray breeder lol.
    I figured ceylons were 300+. And I did read that greens are 500-600. I love them, but cant justify the costs of them. Plus, it can get cold in ohio. My reds got frostbite.
     

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