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What is the largest breed of chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by encmanerabbitry, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering what the largest breed of chicken is. My husband wants to get something really big.
     
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
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    Jersey Giants, from breeders, are some of the largest birds. The males can over 18 lbs, but they are a late maturing breed and are not great layers.

    Langshans are also very large (height) and are gorgeous birds. The females are some of the best Asiatic layers I've ever seen.
     
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  3. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks mikarod, I really like the looks of the Langshans, I'm a big fan of the feather footed breeds.
     
  4. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    It is definately Jersey Giants. I love mine so much. They are very,very sweet.
    Emily:)
     
  6. dutchman

    dutchman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Jersey Giants. I had one Bruce aka BRUCE LEE. Man did he have a killer jumping front kick. He was one mean roo, he beat up every dog, cat, and human around. Had to keep him cooped up.
     
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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  8. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yikes! That's one MEAN lookin chicken.

    Is an Australorp like a jersy giant? Or do they not get as big?
     
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    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looks like something from a bad 1960's movie!!

    "Attack Of The Killer Chickens"

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  10. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looks like something from a bad 1960's movie!!

    "Attack Of The Killer Chickens"

    [​IMG]

    Yea, they should have used one of those for the guard cock on "The Love Guru"!
     

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