What breeds have the biggest Roosters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pamperedpoultry, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Ok we'll Ive pushed my Dad to the dark side.. He now wants to get him some chickens. Funny thing is hes goin the exact opposite of me I raise bantams hes wanting some "BIG" chickens. Hes not wanting meat chickens or anything like that just some kind that has a pretty good size rooster. He's wanting a few girls and a roo to get some eggs. Something he can make some of his feed bill back by selling eating and hatching eggs and have me to incubate some to sell. I've told him I thought as far as what he's wanting his best bet was to get some Cochins or Bramah's.. just curious what ya'll thought?
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  2. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    Orpingtons are huge!!
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Saipan junglefowl, O-Shamos, Thai gamefowl, jersey giants, orpingtons. sexlinks, seem to be the biggest around.. or at least the biggest known ones around
  4. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    We was at a sale yesterday and he passed up on one of those then spent the rest of the day tryin to find who bought it to offer them a profit on him. I warned him of the risk's on buyin from a sale but I've had good luck and bad luck.
  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Quote:Just googled the jersey giants!! those are huge.. I've not seen any in this are though...
  6. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    My EE roosters are huge, buff orpington/Americauna/Auracauna crosses

    Luckily they are docile, Buck the mixed breed is also pretty big
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    My Langshan cockerel is by far the tallest bird I've ever owned. He doesn't weigh as much as my Jersey Giants did...but he outclasses them by far! [​IMG]

  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My Black Orp rooster is 14 pounds!
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:forgot langshans..
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  10. Jersey Giants are, indeed, the biggest breed of chicken. However, they are very slow to mature. I think boys are about 13-14 lbs, when full grown?

    That's just the heaviest, though. Shamos and Malays and other really tall bird are, eer, the tallest, to say the least. Kind of scary looking, too. [​IMG]

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