Mapuche Huastec Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Yashar, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. where does one get these awesome chickens?
     
  2. stoneunhenged

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    Cool birds! Great body shape, really interesting head. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Yashar

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    Quote:Wow, thanks for that info. I was considering the possibilities of silky background also.

    I hatched a chick with a silky "mutation" this year. Cute little thing...

    By the way, that last link you gave didn't make much sense.

    Quote:I love the squirrel tale and the way they hold their bodies forward on their short legs.
     
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  4. chrisf

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    Yes, but as we all know, Kermit and Resolution are one and the same......this was taken from elsewhere...............and that is where these birds came from...................................chrisf

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    From: Kermit (Sat Aug 23 15:04:57 2008)
    These Snow Nikkei fowl are the common fowl of the Japanese Nikkei communities of Peru.
    http://www.latinamericalinks.com/japanese_in_Peru.htm
    They are the descendants of Jitokko chickens brought from Japan in the late 1800's that were bred together with Quetero and Mapuche/Quechua chickens.
    Later, in the 1920's Japanese Silky Chickens were brought to Peru and certainly their genes are interspersed as well but the majority of the snowy Nikkei are basically Jittoko Mapuche crosses. Indeed, the Crested Mapuche most likely accrued its crest from the Jittoko as well.



    From: ksalguy (Sat Sep 6 21:27:00 2008)
    what color egg do these birds lay? also is it true that adding Silkie blood to Aracannas will intensify the blue egg color?



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  5. Yashar

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  6. revolutionmama

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    Here is my Silky mutation's I have been growing out...[​IMG]

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    Quote:Wow, thanks for that info. I was considering the possibilities of silky background also.

    I hatched a chick with a silky "mutation" this year. Cute little thing...

    By the way, that last link you gave didn't make much sense.

    Quote:I love the squirrel tale and the way they hold their bodies forward on their short legs.
     
  7. Resolution

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    My photos of Huastec are not as great as they might be- iphone... and that last photo has a Rekhmara rooster in the foreground and a Colloncas of similar colouration behind him.

    Huastecs are an ancient breed- not to be confused with Nikkei.

    For more information about the breed visit this link. Some of the Nikkei in USA are mixed with Huastec and Nikkei are largely Crested Mapuche. In Chile the Crested Mapuche is called Paco Mapuche.

    Huastec lay large brown eggs or pale beige only a few lay white and a few hens with Paco genetics lay blue eggs. They are one of the rarest and most unusual breeds with such a unique history they really work well in most settings as they are very quiet and peaceable. They tend toward monogamy- each rooster has his favorite hen. Roosters are cooperators rather competitors with other males. I run them in braces- generally as many roosters as hens as only one or two hens will be fertile with a single rooster.
    If you are interested in ancient heirloom corn, tomatoes and potato varieties and want to continue that thread at your farm- the Huastec is the only true Meso-American breed.
    A silky mutation does pop up from time to time and these are exciting as the presence of this mutation emerges with a certain amount of inbreeding. The phenomenon pops up in Cemani mutations as well as in Sumatrans and Nikkei. It's easy to imagine that the silky is responsible for the mutation but actually the silky started somewhere and the Huastec is one of the ancient races that are precursors of the wonderful silky breed. When the Chinese arrived in the "New World" they certainly carried black boned fowl but I don't know that they were actually silkies just yet. One thing that's unique about them is the crow of the rooster. They don't sing cock a doodle do! Rather - there's is " So fresh and so clean!"
     
  8. revolutionmama

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    "Snow White" and her adorable newly hatched chicks she worked so hard for! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. nyanamia

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    Hi! I've been enjoying all the informative posts about the ancient South American chickens. I've asked this question in several places; hopefully I'll find an answer here:
    How do the Huastecs do in the heat of summer? I would love to have some of these charming little birds eventually, but I live in Texas which of course is summer from March to mid October with 100+ temps for potentially 2 months straight...
     
  10. Yashar

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    Well... Sorry about not getting back with you earlier.

    I'm looking into this further, but my guess is that they would be fine in the conditions your speaking of. These chickens are originally from Southern Mexico and Ecuador. So heat is not something new to them.
    Mazatlan, a southern Mexico city, experiences average highs of 90 to 92 degrees in July and August. The coolest month in Mazatlan is January, when high temperature reach an average between 80 and 82 degrees. Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific coast, has average highs during August and September between 90 and 95 degrees.

    My thought is that you just have to be sure to give them plenty of fresh agua.

    ~Yashar
     

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