Malay thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RobbysRoost, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. jla0499

    jla0499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got smart and walked my malay rooster in a corner and measured him against the wall. He surprised me. He's just over 30 inches. I've never seen a 3 foot chicken, but some 30 inches. I think this little guy will be my biggest. 4 months old and his legs (from top of drumstick to tip of toe) are already over 15 inches.

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  2. TomNY

    TomNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my old standards [1945 printing I think] gives a height of 26 inches.Some of the German import blood are taller, heavier,dewlaped and coarser scaled than the American standard cocks.Some of them even have walnut combs that would make silkies wear a hat.A good Malay is more refined than any other Oriental of the same size. Tom
     
  3. NaefNaests

    NaefNaests Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age do malays and shamo's start crowing. I only ask because I read they are slow to mature does that also mean they start crowing later as well?
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's correct. They start crowing later too.
     
  5. jla0499

    jla0499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the Malay I raised this year are from this guy. Still got a lot of pin feathers, but looking better.

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  6. NaefNaests

    NaefNaests Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given this rooster and was told he is three months old. He started to crow today, crowing like a beginner crow. Also I was told this is malay/shamo cross. I'm no expert and don't have a trained eye, but what is this guy, and how old is he?
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  7. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say you were told the truth.
     
  8. nelmsy

    nelmsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. nelmsy

    nelmsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] my malay
    Can't tell if it's a rooster or hen
     
  10. TomNY

    TomNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muffed? It's hard to say what went into some of the performance lines. Tom
     

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