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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Just curious to what people have seen around in the way of the largest breeds in Oz. Photos would be awesome :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Location: YULEBA!!! sw qld !!!
depends on what you mean by large- but ill give a run down of what i seen
large indians- they just a big lump of chook !
malays - if they are under 70cms they arn't good enough( read it in an old book ) i havn't seen any this big but seen some bigns'

seen some massive croad langshans but the biggest chook i every seen was an australorp rooster MASSIVE
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:00 pm 
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yea I haven't seen to many game birds yet but had a look at some buff orpingtons and pure lorps a few weeks back which shocked me a bit so thought I would find out what other people have seen :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:46 pm 
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We had a Black Orp rooster that made the large show pens look small.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:04 pm 
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The largest bird I have seen would have been a Croad Langshan from the MacDonald Bros about 6-7 years ago at the Warragul Annual. Heaviest I have handled would be a toss up between a Blue Orp and 1 of my Dad's Light Sussex.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:25 am 
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The largest I have seen , in the flesh , was a Blue Orp . He made some largefowl look like bantams . I tried to buy him (of course) but even just to see him was a privelage . He was never shown , But... was bred by someone off the forum's :thumbs: There was another Big Blue getting around the shows last season , Some of you might remember him , But this Fella was Bigger :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:10 am 
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The Bigger they are . . . the more expensive to feed! :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:18 am 
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Hi,

I have seen some big Croads around but Gambel and Trim are real close to me, also a huge Malay at las years Sydney Royal owned by Norm Black, supposedly his father was much bigger, but doesnt get shown.

We must remember that also breeders arent going to show their biggest andbest breeding stock,so we only really get to see what will come out into the showring.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:59 am 
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What would some of these birds weigh?

I culled a large Wyandotte the other day and he weighed in at 5.5 kilos

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:28 pm 
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whopper orpXaust cockerel....have no idea how much he weighed but he was bigger than my cockerspanial

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:14 pm 
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I'd love to see a Jersey Giant. Does anyone breed them in Australia?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:46 pm 
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I'd love to see a Jersey Giant. Does anyone breed them in Australia?
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Many alleged sightings, but no proof.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:49 pm 
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my boy is pretty big and he's only young...he's not the biggest i've seen but he's up there

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:53 pm 
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There is someone in the Courier Mail in Brisbane that is often selling Jersey Giants and several other rarities but from what I have been told they are just a bird that resembles the photos size and quality are severely lacking.

Tom and Peters Croads would be up there with the biggest although a few malays I saw when I was much younger would probably be the Biggest. They were different to todays Malays very feirce and would rip a cage front off a pen to get at a male bird across the way.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:27 pm 
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If you look at the US standards for Jersey Giants, the weights are actually smaller than the Australian standards for Orpingtons.

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