The Ga Noi is an extremely rare chicken that is used for cockfighting in Vietnam. It is one of the three main breeds of chicken used for cockfighting in Vietnam. These include the Ga Noi, Ga Tre, and Ga Rung.
This breed is a very slow maturing breed, taking between 10 to 15 months to reach maturity. They are not used for meat or egg production.
Ga Noi Chicken Breed Quick Info
Ga Noi Chicken Description
|Ga Noi Type/Size:||Standard|
|Ga Noi Ease of Raising/Keeping:||Difficult|
|Ga Noi Special Care Needs:||Yes|
|Is the Ga Noi breed a common, rare, or protected breed of chicken?||Rare|
Ga Noi Use
|Ga Noi Temperament:||Aggressive|
|Ga Noi Ability/Likelihood to Free Range:||No|
Ga Noi Egg Production
|Estimated Number of Eggs Per Year||N/A|
|Likeliness to Brood Eggs/Raise Chicks||N/A|
Ga Noi Meat Production
|Dressed Weight Male||N/A|
|Dressed Weight Female||N/A|
Ga Noi Climate Tolerance
Ga Noi Age to Maturity
|Number of Months to Reach Full Size||4 Months|
|Number of Months to Start Egg Laying||N/A|
|Number of Weeks/Months to Reach Meat Harvest Size||N/A|
Ga Noi Size at Maturity
Origins of Ga Noi Chicken
The Ga Noi chicken originated in Vietnam. It was not exported to the West until the early 1990s. They are not yet accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection.
Some Things to Know About Ga Noi Chicken
The Ga Noi is built like the Thai Game chicken but heavier and taller. They are slow-moving with short, blunt beaks. They have a “frog eye”, which is yellowish-white with a distinct shape.
They fit the gamecock type, with a very tall, upright body. They come in both a feathered variety and a Naked Neck-like variety. They are a hard-feathered breed.
How Easy is it to Keep Ga Noi Chickens?
If you’re looking for a cuddly pet, the Ga Noi chicken is not for you. This is a true cockfighting breed, and they have an aggressive temperament. They are not known to be friendly or docile. Because of this, they are not used as a show or pet bird.
Special Care and Considerations for Ga Noi Chickens
These birds are extremely rare and not very hardy because of their sparse feathering. It is best to keep them in climate-controlled coops and covered runs to protect them from the elements.