Real Breed or a Scam?

wickedhens

Songster
6 Years
Apr 3, 2014
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I have a friend who wants to buy a rooster she has been told its a real breed and I believe it is a very sick chicken and think its a scam who can tell me if its true or not?
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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I don't know exactly what breed it is. However, I've seen photos of chickens that look like it before, and I think it may actually exist. I believe that it is some sort of Chinese or Japanese breed.
 

wickedhens

Songster
6 Years
Apr 3, 2014
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This is the 1st time I have seen it, I have been trying to google more pictures of it but not finding anything
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I just don't want her to buy something like this and then it be sick
 

AtlantisPeeps

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May 19, 2014
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I don't think it is... It looks like some type of genetic defect. Chickens feet shouldn't be that... Bulbous... :hmm
 
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wickedhens

Songster
6 Years
Apr 3, 2014
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Found them its a Ga Dong Tao and from what I have read they are rare in Vietnam so they would possibly not be in the US?
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
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May 14, 2014
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It is a genuine breed from Vietnam known as a Dong Tao or Ga Ho chicken. BYC has an entire thread on them at https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/354589/dong-tao-or-ga-ho.

P.S. I don't personally understand why anyone would want a chicken that ugly, but then I feel the same way about Turkens, so obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Tell your friend to check out the article on Dong Tao at http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/91272/-2-500-for-a-pair-of-dong-tao-chickens.html. If you wants them, they cost $2,200 to $2,00 a pair. :eek:(
 

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