Gai’chon/Qaib Thai


The thai game fowl is a breed of domesticated fowl, i.e. chicken – belonging to the asian, or oriental, game fowl group, which also includes the ga noi don breed from Vietnam, the burmese (aka. phab mab) breed from Burma, the asil from the Middle East and India (arguably the oldest of all asiatic game fowl breeds), and the shamo of Japan.

As its name suggests, the thai game fowl was developed in Thailand, where it is used in cockfighting.

The thai game fowl comes in many colors ranging from solid white to gray, to black, and even brown. However, the stereotypical thai game fowl has black feathers with a metallic green sheen and blood-red back feathers and neck hackles.