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what is the largest breed of chicken?

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

  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    My Shamo cock, as requested. This is the latest and not the best photo of him. He's 28 inches tall and the weight, I haven't weighed him in a long time. . .

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    He represents a good idea of Oriental Gamefowl. Not always at or above 30 inches but still pretty big and very well muscled. Also, Oriental Gamefowl (Asil, Thai, Malay, Shamo, etc) have "hard feathering" so it's pressed firmly against the body, thus, they only APPEAR skinny, but in fact are more muscled and filled out than your average bird. [​IMG]


    Rodriguezpoultry has a very good photo of one of her blue Langshan cocks that represent their awesome size.
     
  2. HappyChickenLover

    HappyChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jersey Giants weight around 13 pounds for a full size cock. While on the other hand the Asil is probly the heaviest bird at an average of 15 pounds and about 30 inches tall.
     
  3. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow he sure is impressive!
     
  4. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WOW. [​IMG]

    He's AWESOME. I'll bet he can jump 6 feet in the air w/ no effort at all with those legs.
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    OOH, he's a beauty. I hatched out some Thai gamefowl eggs from e-bay. Can't wait to see how they fill out. At 3 months the stags are very compact, heavy birds. I feel I may be looking for homes for them as they mature.... Where in PA are you? I always wonder if I put them on a leash, and walked them like dogs.....! What kind of looks would I get? Roberta
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:No, Asil has a standard wheight of 5.5lbs. for a stag. Its the Shamo that are very large.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:No, Asil has a standard wheight of 5.5lbs. for a stag. Its the Shamo that are very large.

    Yeah, I was thinking - Asil are actually the smallest of them.
     
  8. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Asil is a VERY BROAD term. The APA recognized asil is the small reza type. However, many, many other types, variations exist. There are very large asil out there. Huge, in fact-google Kulang Asil, or even Madras Asil. On another note, although Malay are so often said to be so huge, the males are standardized at 9 lbs. A good Langshan will be taller, and a good Jersey giant will be heavier than a Malay.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Reza are usually the most common in the US though. But, yes, absolutely true. And as shown even with my O-Shamo, they're not always HUGE and 30 inches or bigger. But compared to the average chicken, they are indeed big birds.


    If someone wanted a HUGE bird I'd recommend going for the best Langshan or Jersey Giant breeder. Brahmas are a good amount of size too with their fuzzy legs, but the feathering often makes them look more poofy than actually big. Not saying they aren't though! [​IMG]
     
  10. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with this!!! [​IMG]
     

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