Rapanui Fowl - Make up an assortment

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by Yashar, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

    Oct 18, 2010
    Oak Hill, New York
    Hello all,

    I have the following Rapanui Breeds available.
    Hatching eggs are $48 per dozen. Plus shipping.

    # 1 - Ponape - Saudeleur line
    # 2 - Koro Sea
    # 3 - Black Quechua Olmec
    # 4 - Sweet Potato Quechua
    # 5 - Colloncas (very nice line)

    In short, the first three listed are are on the wild side with a higher percentage of Jungle Fowl Genes. - especially the firs two. The last two are more friendly with the Colloncas being the most so.

    All except the Colloncas are quite rare.

    I'll go into more detail about each breed further down.

    The last three are the most winter hearty. The first two a little less, but even then, I haven't used heat at all this winter and everyone from these groups have been fine. I believe in plenty of fresh air at all times and that is what they get. Be it 35 or 7 outside. It doesn't get too much colder than that here.

    # 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.

    [FONT=Book Antiqua, serif]Many birds are black boned and hence invaluable for selection breeders using their genetic stock for the creation of Cemani. [/FONT]

    # 2 - Koro Sea - From the Fiji Islands <wild, but if raised by hand, a little less so>
    please refer to this link.

    # 3 - Black Quechua Olmec
    [FONT=Book Antiqua, serif]This is an ancient, black-boned race of Bolivian Quechua. It tends to produce the most dramatically tinted eggs amongst the Quechua sub-breeds. Bolivian Indians prefer a very green egg but most of our stock tend to produce a pale turquoise egg, though there are always exceptions and some hens produce a vivid green or robin blue egg. These are hatched from the same clutches as hens that produce pale eggs. The Black Quechua Olmec rooster is scintillating violet and burned orange in colour with black skin. The female is generally black but there is partridge variation which is quite common as well. The most valuable morph of this breed has a blue breast and iridescent purple tear drop spots in its hackles. White coloured Black Quechua Olmec are not uncommon and tufted birds pop up from time to time. This antique breed is very similar to the Sweet Potato Quechua but a bit warier and wilder. It is exceedingly hardy and well suited for cold rainy regions. [/FONT]

    # 4 - Sweet Potato Quechua
    This is an antique South American relative of the North American Ameraucana. Our strains have Marquesas Island Junglefowl (Gallus temmincki Gould) ancestry as well as old Peruvian Indian village hen genetics.

    [FONT=Book Antiqua, serif]Some Sweet Potato Quechua produce unusually blue or turquoise eggs and some will produce tea yellow or pale pinkish brown eggs. Most lay a pale aqua or stone hued egg. Being a fantastic layer of medium eggs. It is often an even more consistent winter layer than the Ameraucana and it’s still more cold hardy. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Book Antiqua, serif]This unusual breed is a great forager, unusually sweet tempered and lovely. Sweet Potato Quechuas make fine mothers. They are an unusually striking fowl that don’t ruin a garden. The roosters have a musical crow and are fairly quiet compared with most breeds.[/FONT]

    # 5 - Colloncas (very nice line)
    Colloncas are one of the original and most ancient breeds of the Mapuche Indian culture of Chile. They produce generous numbers of colourful eggs and like many South American fowl lay well into the winter. Some hens will produce a pale sea foam hued egg, others robin blue, ash grey and even lilac. A single pair of Colloncas may produce hens that each lay a different colour.

    [FONT=Book Antiqua, serif]Colloncas are best known for innate tameness. They enjoy being held but unlike Silky fowl, which also enjoy human companionship, the Colloncas is completely winter hardy and can evade predators ably. It is a fairly strong flier and one of the more quiet breeds. Colloncas are very good at tick and fly control and are traditionally kept with sheep and llamas.
    The Colloncas is one of the two primary ancestors of the Araucana. It is advisable that the poultier keep at least two roosters with a flock of hens, three is the ideal number as Colloncas have strong pair bonds and the roosters work in cooperation to defend and chaperone hens and chicks. As a rule, true Colloncas roosters do not fight with one another and are never aggressive with people.


    I will update this listing and add some picks of the missing hens.

    Please PM me if you want to arrange a purchase (or have a question).
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  2. PaulKisling

    PaulKisling New Egg

    Mar 7, 2012
    Definitely interested. Sent you a PM.
  3. bekisar

    bekisar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Panama City,Fla.
    Hi Yashar; I just wanted to say thank you for the great pix and info on these birds.Wayne in Florida.
  4. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    I sent you a pm did you get it?
  5. rambur

    rambur New Egg

    Nov 5, 2012
    I would appreciate more information about your chickens and prices for the Rapanui.
    I have a hen of unknown background but she is black skinned. I like her a lot and am looking to obtain others similiar to her. Thank you Ramona
  6. bjp70437

    bjp70437 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 6, 2014
    Anyone with Huastecs or Black Olmecs for sale?

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