Ponapes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bandbaustin, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the Ponape chickens i hatched from eggs I bought from a fellow bycer this spring. One of the hens just started to lay eggs. They are beautiful birds. I hope the eggs are fertile.

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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Any info on the breed?
     
  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a brief description from yashars auction when he sold the eggs.

    # 1 - Ponape - Saudeleur line <wild, even if raised by hand>
    The Saudeleur is a Micronesian Gamefowl descended of the Violaceous Junglefowl (Gallus violacea Gould) and Austronesian Fighting Game. The Saudeleur is a wild race, completely naturalised as a feral bird in the interior of the mysterious island of Ponape (Pohnpei). Trapped by the islanders for their beautiful plumage , they are amongst most prized possessions in Micronesian villages on the coasts.

    This is an unusually graceful, light-weight breed, more junglefowl than chicken. The crow is pleasant and multi syllabic but the birds are not particularly vocal.

    Many birds are black boned and hence invaluable for selection breeders using their genetic stock for the creation of Cemani.
     
  4. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    The green legged rooster has the best feather characteristics.
    Use him.
     
  5. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the insight, I will use him as the breeder for this group.
     

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