Índio Gigante are birds popularly known as the “Golden Birds” of the free range birds and has been increasingly acquired by large rural producers with the purpose of improving the genetics of their birds. Another considerably explored market is the breeders of ornamental and exotic birds, which seek a bird with different race standards and size. Índio Gigante may reach over 1.20m of length (reproducers) and over 1.00m for matrices.
The birds are result from a genetic improvement performed by the cross-breeding of different breeds, such as Shamo and Malaio, based on the genetic heritage transmitted by fighting roosters.
In addition to the exotic and ornamental breeding factor, the birds may also be used as meat producing line due to their preferable characteristics, such as substantial muscle mass, resistance and hardiness.