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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Red Junglefowl are the ancestors of all our domestic chickens. They were first domesticated in Asia, where they are native. Some of our breeds today (Brown Leghorn, Black-Red OEG) still have a colour pattern similar to the Red Jungle Fowl.

There are many colours of Jungle Fowl around the world but the only colour in Australia is red.

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Black Red- Male and female: plumage very similar to the colour of the black breasted red Old English Game. The larger neck hackle feathers of the male are striped with brown-black.
Eyes:orange to red. Comb,face and wattles:red.Earlobes:white. Shanks and feet: bluish-slate

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Male-900g-1.15kg
Female-600-700g

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Any photos SF? There might be some in the gallery.
Can I link this to the breed profile for you?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:41 pm 
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That would be good if you could link it RedJoanna, thanks.
I have photos of my birds in the gallery but I am on my phone at the moment so I can't post them.

My birds unfortunatly have red in the earlobes which is a fault.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Red ear lobes isn't a fault. The standard is at fault for not recognising that two subspecies once occurred in Australia - one with red and one with white earlobes. Our current stock is a merging of the two.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Thats interesting Danny. What happens when you merge the two?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:00 pm 
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DannyB that's really interesting, thanks for sharing.
So other than earlobe colour were there any other differences? I have heard other people mention a flat tailed line, which I am guessing means that the tail feathers do not arch upwards and instead are flat?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:26 pm 
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We have had subspecies murghi and spadecius (check the spelling) but our current stock is an intermediate form. From memory, spadecius females were considerably darker.

spadecius http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/8/8e/8e ... rung1.jpeg
murghi https://skitch-img.s3.amazonaws.com/201 ... 2texyh.jpg

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Thanks for the links DannyB

From these two links I can clearly see traits that these two subspecies have that my birds have. I will post a pic later but you can see my birds in the gallary.

DannyB were you one of the people in a breeding program with the Red Jungle Fowl a couple of years ago?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:49 am 
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I was involved with them 20 years ago but still have friends with my original lines.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Good profile.

I have some that look much like the 'murghi' picture but their earlobes are only partially white.

They are extremely flighty birds, far more timid than any domestic chooks I've kept and almost the opposite behaviourly to the somewhat similar looking OEG bantams. The only time I let them out to free range they flew up on top of an old shed covered in wisteria and hid up there, had to get them out with a fishing net, so now they live in a fully roofed pen with some hiding spots. Once I've built up larger numbers I'll let the excess out to live in the trees.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Here are a couple photos of my birds.
DannyB what do you think of them?

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Nice small combs, low set tails, good tail tuft - quite nice. Who bred them?

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Thanks, I have bred them for a couple of years. My original birds were from a breeder in Oakville NSW


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Salmon Faverolles wrote:
Thanks, I have bred them for a couple of years. My original birds were from a breeder in Oakville NSW

Craig's birds were very good.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:46 pm 
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The pair in these photos are free range and the quietest Jungle Fowl I have ever seen.
Everything Craig bred was good. I have Golden Pheasants from his line as well.


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