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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Malay Games


The Malays (fig. 38) are supposed to be of the parent stock of the Black Javas, but have never been popular in this country. They are bred for exhibition only, not possessing qualities for practical purposes. FIG. 38. - Malay Game cock. They are of medium size, and in carriage are particularly upright and powerful looking, the back being almost always at an angle of forty-five degrees. Their plumage is very close, and red or maroon and black in color. The body tapers from the broad shoulders to the tail, which droops almost in a straight line with the back. The things are long and powerful. A striking feature of the Malay is the head. It is long and snaky, the brows over the eyes heavy and projecting, giving the bird a cruel and fierce expression; the neck is long, and scanty of hackle; the skin of the throat is a bright red, and the scantiness of the plumage causes the red to show distinctly, and this is a characteristic of the breed; the wattles and earlobes are slight in development; the shanks and toes are bright yellow. The Malays are large and hardy, and are used for crossing with other breeds to infuse vigor and size. In disposition they are reputed to be very savage, and in battle often literally tear their opponents to pieces.




FOR FURTHER READING...

Visit the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science's Poultry Breeds pages. The Malay page contains further information about this breed's history.

Please note: These links point to pages that are being served off of the Oklahoma State University's web server, which is not part of the Chickscope project. Because of this, the pages may be missing or corrupted, and control of this is generally out of the hands of the Chickscope development team.

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