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nature has definitely created some ostentatiously glamorous farm critters!!! ~ w/man's assistance, it would appear!!!

Silkie chickens are supposed to be great for first time backyard homesteaders. They are docile, not as noisy as regular chickens are good egg producers.

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Silkie Bantam... I think I have to have at least one of these! They're the lap kittens of chickens

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this is a Silkie- a type of chicken. Apparently they make good pets! Great!

A japanese chicken HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH

Silkie Chicken....dating back from ancient China, this chicken has downy feathers, giving it a silky soft coat. Melanine in the chicken is present in the bones and connective tissue, giving the Silkie's meat a blue/black tinge. Will produce around 3 eggs a week, and display a calm temperament, making them great pets.

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I love my Silkies...This one is adorable. Every proper farm needs a fluffy crazy looking hen!

bantam chicken with aphro and bell bottoms

chicken as accessory~ Tori Spelling carries around her pet white Silkie, Coco.