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Saipan Jungle Fowl

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The basics:
The Saipan Jungle Fowl is an oriental gamefowl, though it is not a true jungle fowl. The Saipan chicken originated on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is tall and upright, and resembles the Malay, the Shamo and the Asil oriental gamefowl.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Pea or Flat Comb): Many colors, Wheaten is the most common
Uses: Ornamental
Weight: 8 - 18 lbs
Personality: Hens are docile and friendly to humans.  Roosters are highly aggressive amongst other fowl and sometimes people too.
Broody: Yes, but most hens break their eggs
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Poor
Egg color: White or Tinted
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
Saipan Jungle fowl have very specific diet requirements. Feeding them bound crops, whole grains and soy products should be avoided. Many breeders feed their fowl on a rice and fish diet. If you do not feed fish, fat and crab meal should be supplemented.

Protein is important to help your birds grow. However, beware of giving birds to much protein as it can cause young chicks to grow too quickly, and go down on their hunches. Protein levels will need adjusted according to age and body development.

These birds mature very slowly, sometimes taking at least three years to put on all their weight. With each strain, different health problems may develop. Proper diets are very important for good growth, and fertility. 

Saipan jungle fowl have been used for cockfighting for many years. Roosters and hens are aggressive with other poultry, but if given proper space can be raised together. (Introducing of adults if often a risky and dangerous task with both genders.)

fine, free, range

expensive, rare, breed

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from shelters/rescues

(We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!)

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