Saipan Jungle Fowl Chickens

A deceptivley heavy exhibition bird – Saipan Jungle Fowl Chickens

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Description

The Saipan Jungle Fowl is not to be confused with a true Jungle Fowl, as the Saipan Jungle Fowl is an oriental class chicken. This breed is very rare in the United States and is primarily used for exhibition. This breed is slow to mature and will take 2-3 years before they reach their full size. However, the Saipan Jungle Fowl is relatively long-lived and fertile. A hen will lay a limited number of cream colored eggs a year and is not known as a good egg producer.

Male Saipan Jungle Fowl can reach a height of 2-3 feet tall with tight feathering and musculature. The Saipan Jungle Fowl is very alert and survives animal predation well, however, both cocks and hens tend to be aggressive with other poultry and are not recommended for mixed flocks. The Saipan Jungle Fowl is thought to have first come to the United States via American Servicemen returning from the Pacific.