- Red Jungle Fowl Chicken
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.
We can not ship Jungle Fowl to Hawaii.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Oriental Class
- Weights: Hen -------3 lbs Rooster----4 1/2 lb
Pullet------2 1/2 lbs Cockerel---4 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental, Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Light Brown
- Egg Production: 250-300 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: Asia
- APA: No
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Source Farm: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Red Jungle Fowl chickens since 1984.
Good Review by Ron
I am pleased with the Red Jungle Fowl I received , the males are a very brilliant color and the female has the conformity and color that I expected. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Beautiful chicken Review by Kat
I love my red jungle fowl. Ordered a one male and a few females. My roo does a great job with the females and my silkies also. He does like to fly out of the uncovered part of the coop, and can go a good 20 feet up and over, so make sure you clip their wings or keep them in a covered coop. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Pleased Review by Ariel
Got a large shipment of birds in. Super excited about the Red Jungle fowl in the order. Everyone arrived alive and well. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Jungle fowl are a welcome suprise Review by Rach D
We ordered jungle fowl because we loved the ones we saw in maylaysia and thought it would be a fun addition to our coop. To our suprise they are a lot smaller than the average chicken. They have interesting feather patterns. They are very smart. Anytime the dog goes near they know exackty where to jump to or hide... while our other chickens haven’t figured that out yet. They are healthy and have grown up very nicely. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Nice Breed Review by J
Bought a couple all survived. (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Cool different breed Review by Pistol
A very cool breed somewhat on the wild side. I ordered 4 chicks, as they only come in a straight run, I ended up with 3 roosters, 1 of which was malformed and had to be put down, and one hen. The 2 roosters are magnificent, and are bantam size, and very nice to the hens. They dont really fight or challenge the other much bigger rooster. The roosters will fly off... yep they fly very good much like a pheasant, and live to free range. These are a great addition to my flock and I'd certainly order them again.... however I need hens!!! (Posted on 12/10/2019)
its okay Review by peaceisgreen
bought 15 of these a few months ago got 2 extra got 1 male i really like out of 12 only got 5 females pretty disappointing but i guess you get unlucky with straight runs sometimes (Posted on 10/17/2017)
HAPPY Review by RJF LOVER
HAPPY GOT MY RJF I HAPPY (Posted on 7/1/2017)
Red jungle fowl Review by Kurby
First time ordering from cackle hatchery. Just got my red jungle fowl baby chick today. I was satisfied of what i got. All the baby chick are in great condition. (Posted on 5/6/2016)
Chick Order Review by Linda, Kansas May 2009
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)