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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...

    rare chicken breeds with pictures | Cream Legbars - Chookloop Poultry Heritage & Rare Breed Chickens

    Breeds of Poultry

    Appenzellar Spitzhauben pullet. Very rare in N. America.They are mostly a show breed, but are okay white egg layers. It is a light chicken, with hens weighing an average of 3.5 lbs. Behaviorally, it is a flighty breed that doesn't do well in confinement, can forage well, and will roost in trees if given the opportunity.

    The Ayam Cemani breed of chicken. The tongue and inside of its mouth are black, along with its skin and feathers. Gorgeous birds that run about $2500 bucks apiece. Earlier this year (2013) eight hatching eggs sold on Ebay for close to $1400.

    Orphington - love this guy!

    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.

    10 most common diseases in backyard chickens- symptoms,treatment: Never had any issues with our chickens *knock on wood* but good to have something to refer to

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    Ohh pretty hens-BLR Wyandotte - Foley's Waterfowl & Poultry-lots of great chicken breeding info

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    Lemon & Porcelain Millefleur Sablepoots - Rosie's Rare Breed Poultry

    bale of hay, great boredom buster

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    Orpingtons have laid back personalities and are very docile. They are great foragers and do well in confinement. Orpingtons are very nice looking birds make great affectionate pets. Due to their timid nature Orpington chicks tend to be on the bottom of the pecking order when raised with other breeds.