"August," Craig Russell's two-year-old Black Breasted Red cock
Photo courtesy of John Castagnetti

A breed of the Oriental class, the Cubalaya was developed in Cuba and traces its history back to birds that probably came from the Philippines. The birds in the photographs show the typical stance, with a long straight line from the base of the neck down the tail. Cubalayas have short beaks and heads and a pea comb. They are recognized in the APA's Standard in Black Breasted Red, Black, and White varieties.

Here's an SPPA article on the Black Cubalaya.

Breed clubs:

Oriental Game Breeders Association
Eve Bundy
PO Box 100
Creston, CA 93432
phone: 805-237-1010

The Asian Hardfeather Club
Julia Keeling, secretary
Ballashee, Staarvey Road, German
Isle of Man, IM5 2AJ
British Isles
phone: (+44)-1624-801825

The Asian Gamefowl Society or Speciaalclub Aziatische Vechthoenrassen
Willem van Ballekom (Secretaris SAV)
Hobokenlaan 19
5628 VA Eindhoven
phone: 040-2417208

Cubalaya Breeders Club

Cubalaya links:

Shamoman's Cubalayas

You can find pictures of Cubalayas on Orchard Poultry Farm's page

FowlAfoot Poultry Conservation Farm

Stewart Longtails has Cubalaya

Craig Russell's Black Breasted Red pullet "Sukey"
Photo courtesy of John Castagnetti

A Blue/Gold Cubalaya cockerel
Photo courtesy of William Bender, Jr.

A BB Red Cubalaya cockerel
Photo courtesy of Horst W. Schmudde

Two more Cubalaya pullets
The bird on the left (top) is a BBR, the other is a Golden

Peppered Dirty White, Red Pyle and Spangled cockerels
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Troyer

A Golden Duckwing Cubalaya rooster

A Black/Red Cubalaya rooster
Photo courtesy of William Bender, Jr.

BBR Cubalaya males
Photo courtesy of "redrover"

A Black Cubalaya rooster
Photo courtesy of William Bender, Jr.

Cubalayas from Germany -- a Blue Red rooster and a Cinnamon hen
Photos courtesy of Sascha Michel

White Cubalaya male
Photo courtesy of Chuck Everett

Heads of Black and Spangled stags
Left photo courtesy of James Grissom; right photo courtesy of Jonathan Troyer

A young pair of BBRed Cubalayas

Another Cubalaya pullet
Photo courtesy of Renate Haeckler

A pair of Black Breasted Reds
Photo courtesy of Amanda Stewart

A Blue Wheaton Cubalaya rooster -- lookin' at you!
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

Gold Duckwing Cubalaya chicks
Photo courtesy of Tara Taylor

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