What do you DO with a Shamo? **PICS**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WooingWyandotte, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    A few weeks ago I bought a 6 week old pullet from the flea market, she's in excellent health. Whew!
    Except....she has a really long neck, really long legs, and a short beak. Mable's the most dearest thing, follows me around like my dog. She surprises me by jumping on my head and shoulders, freaks out when she can't see a human. At first I was dubious whether she was a chicken. But after looking around she seems to be a Shamo. How do you integrate a Shamo? I introduced her to some 13 week olds - she beat the living tar out of them. I would get some pics on here, but I need to figure how to hook up the camera. Her color is a creamish tan with black and brown. Any help or info on this bird would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure "she" is a she? Because the simple answer if "she" is not is that you don't. [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd love to see a pic, as I'm sure would many others. I'm having a hard time picturing a Shamo at a flea market?
     
  4. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey sell chickens at flea markets here in NC, too. And my friend used to sell chicks every spring at the flea market in IN. [​IMG]

    OP, sorry, I've never seen a shamo, except in pics. THey're very strange looking!
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shamo's are rather pricey. $50, $75 a chick running on up...
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:ye I heard they are wonderful pets but dont get along with others well at all. AND they are monogamous.
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand.....The stags will fight any rooster till one or the other is dead. Sometimes the hens can be prone to fighting also. I just got a trio a couple of weeks ago so I am on a learning curve. Right now mine are with three araucanas that they have been around since hatching. They are very people-y.
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:I was referring to Shamos in particular due to the priciness and rariety.
     
  9. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! I drove 1200 miles to get mine!
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    What's the question? No matter the gender, they have long legs, neck. [​IMG]

    She'll be fine introduced to the others.

    ETA - Female hen and pullet for comparison.

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