what is the largest breed of chicken known to the u.s.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlered, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. littlered

    littlered Out Of The Brooder

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    i would like to know what the tallest biggest chicken in the us is
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jersey Giant? [​IMG]

    ETS: I live in Australia so you might want to take my advice with a grain of salt..... [​IMG]
     
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  3. littlered

    littlered Out Of The Brooder

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    thats what i figured but was not sure
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would say the Sussex that Greenfire Farms imported from Austrailia are the biggest birds I have seen here in the US.
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would say the Sussex that Greenfire Farms imported from Austrailia are the biggest birds I have seen here in the US.

    OOOH, I forgot about the sussex [​IMG] You should see my silkies though. They are probably the fattest, most spoiled birds not only in the US but the whole world....
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am gonna guess Maran.
     
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say the tallest birds are - Malay, Shamo, Saipan junglefowl, Langhshan, Brahma, and Jersey Giant. Those would also probably be the heaviest besides a cornish X.

    -Daniel
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The HEAVIEST breed, by the Standard of Perfection is a Jersey Giant.

    The TALLEST breed, by the standard, is a Malay, however Saipan Junglefowl, Shamos, and Brazilian Gamefowl also fit in there.


    Cornish X are not a "breed" and their weights vary depending on feed intake, plus they don't often reach such high weights of 16+ lbs unless carefully watched and fed with a very strict diet.
     
  9. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought Jersey Giant...but, yeah the biggest, fattest, and most spoiled in my world are definitely Silkies, too...ha. My daughter insulted my Silkie roo the other day - told him he had a big badonkadonk!

    deb g
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm still sticking with the Langshans as being one of the tallest and most readily available breeds:
    (Forgive my grungy look...I was washing birds for the show)
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    ETA: I'm 5'11" for comparison.
     
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