Ceylon Junglefowl

a.k.a. La Fayette's Junglefowl

Gallus lafayettei

Two Ceylon Junglefowl cock heads
Photo courtesy of Kermit Blackwood

These birds are native only to Sri Lanka, where they range from sea level up to 6,000 feet.

Although it is not clear in the above picture, the comb of the male is a brilliant red with a large yellow patch in the center.

They are not very common in captivity as, although they breed well, La Fayette's need a lot of protection from winter cold. Ceylon Junglefowl gain adult plumage in their second year. They lay 2-4 eggs per clutch, which hatch in 20-21 days.

Ceylon Junglefowl Links:

United Junglefowl Association

A page about the Ceylon Junglefowl

A World Bird Guide page on the Ceylon Junglefowl

The Junglefowl Pages

Ceylon Junglefowl hen
Photo courtesy of Kermit Blackwood

A Ceylon Junglefowl cock
Photo courtesy of Tomas Condon

Another Sri Lankan cock
Photo courtesy of Kermit Blackwood



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