Saipan "Jungle Fowl"

"Pretty Boy Floyd," Allen's Saipan cockerel
Photo courtesy of Allen Campbell

Although they are known in the trade as a "Jungle Fowl," Saipans are really one of the large game, or fighting, breeds. The true Jungle Fowl comprise four species of smallish birds which inhabit India and Southeast Asia. They include the Red Jungle Fowl, ancestor to all our domestic breeds of chicken.

Saipans were brought to the States by a Mr. B. W. Saylor during WW II. They no longer exist on Saipan. The "stags," as the roosters are called, are very territorial and always ready to attack man or beast. They stand 2 to 3 feet tall and weigh between 10 and 12 pounds. The females, in contrast, are somewhat smaller, gentle and easy to handle.

It is said that they will easily develop crop impaction if fed large grains.


Breed clubs:

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

The Asian Gamefowl Society or Speciaalclub Aziatische Vechthoenrassen
Willem van Ballekom (Secretaris SAV)
Hobokenlaan 19
5628 VA Eindhoven
Nederland
phone: 040-2417208
e-mail: ASIAGAME@WORLDONLINE.NL


Saipan Links:

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Saipan page

Hash's Saipan page

Here are pictures of Gary's Saipans

Stevens Poultry Farm

Crowing Hills Farm

Gamefowl.org


A Saipan pullet, "Marilynn"
Photo courtesy of Allen Campbell

White Saipans
Photos courtesy of Stonewall Cuthrell

"Pretty Boy Floyd" crowing
Photo courtesy of Allen Campbell

A Gold Saipan rooster
Photo courtesy of Stonewall Cuthrell

A Wheaten Saipan hen
Photo courtesy of Robert Buhat

Two shots of a 10-month-old Saipan pullet
Photos courtesy of AK Goodrich

A Pyle Saipan cockerel
Photo courtesy of Rev. Rick Thompson

More Saipans
Photos courtesy of Stonewall Cuthrell

"What do you want?"
Photo courtesy of Allen Campbell


Saipan chicks
Photos courtesy of Diana Suarez

Saipan chicks at 10, 17 and 24 days
Photos courtesy of Stonewall Cuthrell

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