Old chicken breed names

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hollow Point, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Hollow Point

    Hollow Point Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of old folks from around my area still call the plymoth barred rocks "Shanghi". Anyone else use this name? Not sure if its a old cajun name or not after watching The outlaw Josey Wales when the senator told captain Terraill "You beat the brush and root out everything disloyal from a Shanghi rooster to a Durham cow!" Just curious
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you mean Shanghai? I guess that wouldn't apply to Plymouth Rocks, but it does apply to Cochins and Brahmas, since that's theoretically where they originated. I know that a lot of people where I am can't tell the difference between any of the breeds of chickens, so it might make sense that they're referring to barred cochins. Not sure though.
     
  3. Hollow Point

    Hollow Point Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I forgot the A. And nope, just about everyone from Louisiana calls a Barred Rock, rooster or hen a Shanghai, will have to ask my grandfather, I thinks is cause the roosters and get mean as hell. Had a rooster once jump on my father-in-laws leg while he had a brand new pair of pants on and the spurs cut the pants leg open. That particular rooster went straight to the gumbo pot...
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

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    They might be confusing Barred Plymouth Rocks with Cochins because Cochins were called Shanghai about 100 years ago by the English.
     
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  5. Hollow Point

    Hollow Point Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I stand corrected. I looked it up and seen where the cohins and brahmas came from Shanghai, China. Oh well, good info...thanks
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

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    Your welcome!
     

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