Saipans from hatcherys.

rooster brandon.

9 Years
Sep 10, 2010
Kodak, by knoxville
I just bought a pair of saipans from a guy and he said he got them a long time ago from a hatchery and i have read they need a special diet but i have also read that hatchery saipans are just shamo x asils and i am wondering how to tell if its a shamo x asil can someone clear this up for me?


8 Years
Jan 30, 2011
From the Pics I've seen of the hatchery Siapans, I think you'd get a pretty nice oriental if they only had Asil/Shamo. Neither one of these are very steady layers, and hatcheries make their money off volume. I'm not sure what they add, but the when the tails are as upright as the body, there is something else in the mix. I'd think that if you got 50 chicks and cull heavily, you could have a decent trio to start your breeding. Good Luck. Blaine


In the Brooder
7 Years
May 3, 2012
Here they are now,

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the pics. My Neighbors dog got 5 of them. Two of them were potentially the best two males. Kind of took the steam out of the project. I really like the 6 I have left. They are fun birds for my Kids and I to start out with. As you can see they are in a electric inclosure now. The used to roam the jungles on our property. They seem to know its a safe place for them and will not leave the fenced area. They are still young 2+ mo.
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