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whats the difference between jungle fowl and regular fowl

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mhhx2, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. mhhx2

    mhhx2 In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2011
    i need some help knowing what are the key differences between a jungle fowl and a regular fowl. they both seem very similar, is one more territorial than the other ... thanks

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    True Junglefowl are pretty rare, despite what lies hatcheries, etc may say, at least in the USA.

    True Red Junglefowl have small, very gamey, refined bodies and a usually moderate to low tail angle. They always come in BBR coloration, I believe they should have white earlobes, small comb/wattles, and bright showy eyes. They are indeed a little more skittish and probably more territorial.
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    What kind of Jungle Fowl are you talking about there are about 5 or 6 kinds??
  4. mhhx2

    mhhx2 In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2011
    Silver Duckwing Jungle Fowl and Black Breasted Red Jungle Fowl do you guys have any pics of any jungle fowl
  5. Gresh

    Gresh Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    True Junglefowl are found only in Asia, and mainly in the Far East or Southeast. Red, Grey, and Green are the main types I know of, though I believe there is a fourth. These birds are small (usually less than 5 pounds for males); have single combs; longer, semi-low-carried tails; and a body carriage/build similar to many Mediterranean breeds like the Leghorn and some gamefowl like the American and Old English games.

    One bird, the Saipan "Jungle Fowl", is called a jungle fowl but is actually not. It has Oriental gamefowl ancestry in it and therefore is larger, taller, more erect, and more slender than the small, true junglefowl. It also once lived in the Pacific Island of Saipan but is now extinct there, though very small populations are said to be maintained here in the USA. I have heard it said that the Saipan Jungle Fowl is actually just a result of the Japanese importing many of their Oriental gamefowl to Saipan in the second World War. The Japanese birds mated with native Saipan fowl to produce the modern Saipan. However, this is not known for certain.

    Hope that helps! [​IMG]
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Not such a thing.. but I think you maight be thinking of Silver Duckwing Game Fowl?
  7. Bentley

    Bentley Songster

    Nov 7, 2011
    There are four types of Jungle fowl. Red, Grey, Green and Ceylon. The Red is the 'wild type' color pattern, or BB Red color. I have raised both Red and Grey JF that were NOT HATCHERY STOCK and being new here if I ever figure out how to add photos I can add some of my birds that I had.

    The Reds I had were from one of the very few pure line Reds in the US, the males will go through and eclipse molt (two molts a year) with one in the off season resulting in a black plumage. If they don't do this, they are NOT PURE!!! The female, even in maturity, will have a virtually non-existent comb, even when looking for it.

    The Grey is sort of a grizzly barred color in the males and the females have a sort of a silver laced/silver duckwing pattern. These birds will actually fly up and hover and turn over their untended perch to land on, very un-chicken like. The males also have more of a pheasant type honk rather than a real crow.

    I haven't raised Green Jungle Fowl b ut I have seen them a couple of times in captivity and they are very unique in that the males red to purplish comb does not really have points but looks more like a curved knife blade and they have a single wattle.

    They Ceylon I have never seen in person other than the pictures on the internet.

    These are the only four recognized "jungle Fowl" even tough you will hear people refer to other "wild type chickens" as jungle fowl.

  8. supervang123

    supervang123 Hatching

    Aug 5, 2015
    Hey Bentley, I was wondering if you have a site or do you sell your red jungle fowl? I wanted to buy a pure blood line but I don't know where to get one. My dad told me that red jungle fowl is so much better than regular fowls because of their voice when they cockle doudledoo and their tail is lower and not just that, their face turns kinda yellow durning the winter and their crowns gets smaller... I wonder if you have the pure breed ones... I'm dying to get a pair really bad and is the kind that you have are the one from Thailand or Laos, From that city or town that is gallus gallus?

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