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what is the largest breed of chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenlynn4, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jearsy Giant? I just wasnt sure. Can anyone tell me? [​IMG]
     
  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    I think there is a breed called an 'Assil' or Asil', not sure on the spelling, but it is supposed to be even bigger than Jerseys. Im not sure though. They are very hard to get, and harder to get as purebred. They arent native to the USA, nor common.

    Otherwise, my vote would be for a well-bred, pure Jersey Giant, if your looking for the biggest breed.
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was the Jersey Giant but I've never researched it.

    What I find interesting is that my JG's don't visually appear much larger than my BO's. But when you pick her up, she's SOLID. She's like a heavy weight fighter. I know they build up stronger bones to support their extra weight.
     
  4. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    Malays can be about 3' tall. Very rare.
     
  5. kevs-chickadees

    kevs-chickadees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a couple of the Asian breeds that are pretty big, Shamo and Asil. Sp?
     
  6. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Quote:Where did you get your Jerseys? Hatchery stock Jerseys are often not as big when grown as they should be. Also, it can take up to 2 years for a Jersey Roo to reach full height/weight, and up to 18 months for a hen. I can see a huge difference in my Jersey stock from my other breeds. Mine are not hatchery though. When I had hatchery Jerseys, they were definately smaller than my non-hatchery Jerseys. Still a good size, but not as big.



    I didnt know Malays could get so tall! Wow! I think one or 2 of my Jersey roo's are almost 3 feet tall when they stand up straight, but Im not sure...now I wanna go measure one! [​IMG]
     
  7. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get your Jerseys? Hatchery stock Jerseys are often not as big when grown as they should be. Also, it can take up to 2 years for a Jersey Roo to reach full height/weight, and up to 18 months for a hen. I can see a huge difference in my Jersey stock from my other breeds. Mine are not hatchery though. When I had hatchery Jerseys, they were definately smaller than my non-hatchery Jerseys. Still a good size, but not as big.



    I didnt know Malays could get so tall! Wow! I think one or 2 of my Jersey roo's are almost 3 feet tall when they stand up straight, but Im not sure...now I wanna go measure one! [​IMG]

    Yea, my Jersey Girl is from a hatchery. I knew so little when I bought three chicks to raise in my backyard. She tips the scales at just over 6.5 lbs these days and she's 10 months old. She'll probably never get as big as some other JG's which is fine with me. I have no plans on breeding her. Just love her for who she is. But she's definitely got some girth to her.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Depends on your version of "big" [​IMG]


    Asil actually aren't that big compared to Malays and Saipan Gamefowl, not even O-Shamos, they're just more well known. Some of the Malays or O-Shamos can reach 30 inches tall or taller, and weigh over 11 lbs.


    The Standard asks Jersey Giants to weigh no less than 10 lbs. Same with Brahmas and Cochins. However they're not THAT tall, just, short and fluffy.

    Langshans are surely huge, but again, mostly leg.




    And naturally, the farther from hatchery stock, the bigger. [​IMG]
     
  9. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illia,
    You should post your shamo cock. He is the most gorgeous one I have ever seen.
    sharon
     
  10. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    woweee 3 ft. tall! now that is just what hubby is looking for. he wants 1 or 2 of the largest chicken there are for a pet. LOL
     

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