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The La Gournay Chicken: A Very Rare and Very Beautiful French Breed by Stuart Sutton from the December, 2012/January, 2013 issue of Backyard Poultry

the last chicken Meg wants to add to her flock: A Blue Cochin..and if you believe that...I've got a bridge for you to look at too!!

The Sussex breed is magnificent as egg layers, able to keep egg production high even through the winter months. They also have quite a following as show birds because of theri easy-going temperament.

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A chicken breed to fit your need

You’ve decided to take the plunge and raise your own chickens. What’s next? In addition to building a chicken coop and mulling over the egg-eating options — scrambled or over-easy? — you need to consider what kind of chicken breed is right for you. Find the chicken breed that fits your need.

Rare Chicken Is Lamborghini of Poultry : "Its feathers are black. Its organs are black. Its meat is black. So it's very special, it's a rare breed chicken."

Different Breeds Of Roosters | The Japanese developed many chicken breeds from a variety called ...

10 Started Lavender Orpington Chicks by UK Imported Rooster (Auction ID: 110776, End Time : Feb. 10, 2013 19:30:00) - Rare Breed Auctions~ I would *love* to get some lavender orpingtons!

Wyandottes - They are a fantastic layer, child friendly and docile. Very similar to the Orpington in terms of personality but more 'bomb proof' 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.

Look at this chicken.. The Belgian Bearded d'Uccle! Color: Mille Fleur. French. Renowned for being a calm bird. Bearded D'Uccle eggs are notably small. The breed is known for being very broody.

Heritage Breeds Can Be the Best Egg Laying Chickens Rare domesticated animals need engaged stewards to survive. Raise heritage chickens and...

Chocolate Silver Orpington. Chocolate and Chickens? don't get no better than that, nope ♥

Ayam Cemani. "The Indonesian chicken breed known as ayam cemani takes black into an entirely different realm. Their feathers are black. Their skin is black. Cut open an ayam cemani and you’ll find black muscle anchored to black bones. Even their organs are black. And what do you get for all this unrelenting blackness? One of the most beautiful chickens in the world."