What chickens have the best flying ability?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lcw1995, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Ok let me re-phrase the question... lol.


    What bantam breeds can fly the best.?
    So far ive heard Sumatras, and OEGB.
    Im a bantam guy myself.

    You can get Sumatras in Bantams?
     
  2. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a barred rock mix who would get into our roof...not sure how seeing how it was a good 16ft up. She has gotten into trees too...
     
  3. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't get anything fluffy looking like ur cochins of course and silkies or any production birds, it's best to stick with light birds in ur case other bantams, games,birds with a leghorn looking body such as minorcas, polish

    u know what imma just give u a list here goes:
    PHOENIX just don't any heavy games, but if u only want bantams avoid fluffy breeds like silkies, cochins, brahmas ect....
    YOKOHAMAi
    AMERICAN GAME
    OEG
    JUNGLEFOWL
    ancona
    la fleche
    lakenvelders
    california whites
    hamburgs
    Egyptian fayoumis
    campines
    german spitzhaauben
    old english pheasant fowl
    satsumadori
    kedu
    paapnui/olmec fowl
    cubalayas
    red caps
    braekels
    crevecoeurs
    houdans
    onagadori
    vorwerk
    sicilian buttercup
    andalusian
    tuzo
    tomaru
    kurokashiwa
    denzili fowl
    berat fowl
    showkoku
    minohiki
    totenko
    pelung
    kosovo
    bergische kraeher
    puerto rican
    irish
    spanish
    white face spanish
    china games
    colombian
    austrailian pit fowl
     
  4. allenlighthouse

    allenlighthouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I had some jungle fowl get loose years ago that bred a lot , and they were like pheasants in the wood that would roost in the top of oak trees.
     
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  5. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Ok that helps alot. I will check out that list and see what I like. I like seramas, sebrights, and OEGB but I will defently check out that list.

    THanks,
    Cole.
     
  6. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Japanese bantams are by far the best fliers I have personally ever seen.
     
  7. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes! Indeed. I have 3 myself and I know someone who ships eggs,If you want,I can PM you. I might be able to send some. They're beautiful,just like the large fowl,and little too! 48 ounces I believe! (I'll have to check) They can be expensive. (25 a piece for some) But they're worth it! They're awesome jungle fowl,and they can fly higher than OEGB,or atleast from what I've seen.

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  8. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Seramas may not be the best choice,with size A cocks at 11 ounces,they are easily killed by rats. I had one who got killed by a small rat,which was suprising. Also racoons and other predators will also take them as an easy meal. [​IMG]
     
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  9. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
    Boggy Bottom Bantams has GREAT bantam sumatras in BBS. And i am pretty sure he sells the chicks for a pretty low price, and there quality is AWESOME!!!
     
  10. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 [​IMG] He also has amazing phoenix too!
     

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