Jungle birds are the "original bird" from which all varieties and strains of domesticated chickens arrived based on comments and observations made by Darwin. This type of chicken/fowl is smaller than most common sizes of chickens yet a little bigger than the modern day bantams that are being bred. These birds are one of your best choices for free ranging fowl and avoiding predators. Cackle Hatchery® ’s bloodline/strain was acquired from some descendants of Red Jungle in the San Diego Zoo in California. Most of the birds have a slate blue or grey colored legs and have white earlobes. Sometimes they have a moss green leg color and red earlobes because of some differences in the sub-species that were used in our original breeding. Cackle Hatchery® has been breeding our bloodline/strain since 1990. For 2016 there is a 25 maximum limit per order due to our small flocks.
Just wanted to let you and Jeff know how pleased I am with the Red Jungle Fowl and the Silver Spangled Hamburg chicks you sent...They arrived right on time, in great shape and are continuing to thrive. Thanks, also for the two extras you sent...I'll be ordering again when I find myself in a fowl mood. (Posted on 11/9/2015)