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.
Varieties (Pea or Flat Comb): Many colors, Wheaten is the most common
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
"Let's be honest, Saipans are not 'pretty.' They are striking...intimidating...a little scary looking, but in a good way. They are something to look at.<br><br>We called him Studebaker because his crow seriously sounds like a Studebaker horn. Functions fine free range, hearty in all temperatures and strong, bold features.<br><br>It's an expensive rare breed, but eats and seems to stay healthy like all of our other breeds. Does not require special attention.<br><br>Gets along fine with his girls. <br><br>Studebaker passed away due to a predator, not for health or other reasons.."
From CHearn Aug 3 2015 9:28PM