Which oriental breed do you think is best

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BantamFan4Life, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Okay I have a couple question about a few breeds because I couldn't really find things about these breeds on the internet because there so rare.

    1. Which is the least aggressive?

    2. Which makes the best pet?

    3. Which is the most cold-hardy?

    4.Which has the best egg production?

    Which would fit best (or the closest) according to the questions:
    Cubalaya

    Malay

    Shamo

    Aseel (Asil)

    Madagascar Game

    Saipan Jungle Fowl

    Thailand
     
  2. leirob007

    leirob007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have some mighty aggressive birds listed. Why the oriental facination?
    and about 2/3rds of those listed are used for pit breeding which explains why they are not so popular here in the States. Where in the Phillipines they are as common as mice.
     
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you used the "search" box here on BYC? There are plenty of threads on just about all of those breeds. These breeds are not usually aggressive to humans, but you cannot keep the roosters together! They will fight to the death. Unless you have the capability of housing each breed seperately, with one roo to each breed of hens, you may want to reconsider. Do a search on here, and find the threads of the folks who acctually raise these birds, they are fascinating breeds. I had considered getting some Shamos at one point, but I don't have the space for the extra roos, and as you know, when you hatch, there will be plenty of roos!!

    Here is one of the more active threads on Orientals on BYC, you can start asking questions here. Good luck!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/566142/oriental-gamefowl-thread/2310
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    How many hens could I keep together?
     
  5. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't raise them so I can't tell you. Go to the thread I listed in my last post, they can help you out.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Which page(s) would you suggest on the thread I don't want to look through all 122 pages.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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    I mean 232 pages.
     
  8. Game

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    malay and shamo are not suited for pets, or for a mixed flock
    the roosters will kill anyother rooster in their turf, and when they want to they can do massive damage to people


    Saipan Jungle Fowl

    is probaally the best
     

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