Wyandottes - There are many varieties and all of them make an extremely attractive bird. Calm, friendly and docile, easy to handle and child-friendly, ideal backyard bird, a real pleasure to own. Equally happy foraging outside or in confinement.
Back yard Chickens I see one thing missing from this scene. It's the hens scratching favorite plants out of the ground as they dig a pit in the dirt to dust themselves. The downside of having free range hens!
People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics but what does this mean to the chicken world? How have we shaped their bodies, their feathers, and other characteristics? Come take a gander at the truly freaky chicken breeds of the world.
Of all the ornamental chicken breeds, the Silkie Bantam is the most popular & incredibly sweet tempered. Silkie hens make wonderful mothers & are known to adopt baby ducks if given the chance! I want a couple of these in the near future.