Poor Malays. They get a bad reputation for being a nasty chicken breed. Well, okay... it's deserved. These guys are quite aggressive, so we don't recommend them to novices! In appearance, they're kind of scary looking -- long legs, muscular bodies, tight, short feathers and upward slanting eyes.

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Black Breasted Red Malay Cock
Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Very Heavy (8+ lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Meat
Recognized Varieties: Black, White, Spangled, Red Pyle and Black Breasted Red, Wheaten (female only)

Egg Laying: Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color: Light Brown
Egg Size: Medium

Comb Type: Strawberry Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Hardy In Winter: No
Bears Confinement: Intolerant of confinement
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: No