Real Breed or a Scam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wickedhens, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. wickedhens

    wickedhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. wickedhens

    wickedhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG] I just don't want her to buy something like this and then it be sick
     
  4. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  5. wickedhens

    wickedhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  6. aatx

    aatx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google Ga Ho Chickens.
     
  7. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks awful! Lol. Never seen that before.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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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.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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:(
     
  10. Chris09

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    You will not find true Ga Ho outside Vietnam, if I remember right they are one of the breeds protected by there government.
     
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