What is the tallest breed of chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by luvarabhorses, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I hope I don't get thrown out of here but I've always had a thing for breeding and raising a foghorn leghorn size chicken. I have a black Langshan rooster- is that as tall as I can purchase?
    thanks- Lisa
     
  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Jersey Giant Roosters !! [​IMG]
     
  3. Malay wild game roos, they are huge !!
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had BJG and currently have Black Langshan. The Langshan exhibition variety is taller. Malay's are tall, but a quality Black Langshan cock is the tallest I'v seen.
     
  5. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Malay is definately the tallest on my yard... this is him 2 months ago at just over 30 inches and he is only 10 months old and Malays will not fully mature until 2 years old
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    The APA Malay standards have smaller weights than most of the international standards, so show lines of Malay in the US probably aren't as tall as it's possible for them to get. My lines come from German import stock so they are heavier and larger.
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Tallest chicken breeds, Saipan junglefowl, Malay, and Shamo (all are oriental games.. Except the junglefowl which are too sort of...) all of them growing up to be 3 feet tall.. some over.. some below. by a few inches..
     
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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I hear of one in New Mexico called "Nugget".

    "New Jersey Giants" are big...

    This "New Mexico Giant" is bigger....


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  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Yes. Nugget HAS to be the hugest roo ever!
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Somebody get writerofwords in here, with a pic of Nugget- might take a while, since he is NOT to be awakened for trivialities!

    He's about 3 feet tall if I remember- [​IMG]
    But is he a recognized breed?
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:That is a gorgeous fella, I'd like to see him in 2 years!
     

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