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Appenzeller Spitzhauben

Appenzeller Spitzhauben

“ Back in the early 2000's I was in Appenzell Switzerland.  When I heard the chicken name, Appenzeller Sptizhauben, I had to get one.  Boy was I in for a treat!  What lovely birds.  I started with four...because of there "hair cuts", I named them John, Paul George and Ringo...Paul and George became Paula and Georgia!   John was the best rooster I ever...” --SandyC

100% Positive Reviews
Arau-ameraucana

Arau-ameraucana

“We have one rooster and everyone loves him!” --toysamarie

100% Positive Reviews
Araucana

Araucana

“ A challenging breed for the newcomer and even challenging for the advanced breeder when breeding towards the SOP but they more than make up for all of their difficulties by providing so much enjoyment and use.  Breeding for the trademark tufts is not for everyone, especially those with tender hearts.  The gene responsible for the tufts (which are not the same as muffs/beard in other...” --smoothmule

97% Positive Reviews
Aseel

Aseel

“           if you noticed that i used the word 'game' for pro and con, i have my reasons. the asil or aseel was imported from the middle east and india because their gameness was used for fighting and grading into american and english games. cockfighting is illegal now and there is not much demand for game chickens that don't lay very many eggs. that being...” --cubalaya

100% Positive Reviews
Australorp

Australorp

“ I will start by saying that I love Australorps. In fact, my very favorite hen is an Australorp. She is such a sweet chicken and just let's you walk right up to her to pick her up. She doesn't run or anything. Sometimes she even comes up to me and acts like she wants to be petted. I love their deep black color with a greenish sheen and how they are built. They are also great layers. There was...” --chickenman98

95% Positive Reviews
Ayam Cemani Chicken

Ayam Cemani Chicken

“After doing much volunteering at my daughter's ex-primary school with their huge flock of free range chickens the head gave us 4 chicks. 2 turned out to be boys. Poppy our AC was one of them. Rose, the other male, was returned to the school but my daughter sobbed that she couldn't possibly be parted from Poppy. They have a very strong bond. So here he is. He will follow my 11 year old...” --notcat

100% Positive Reviews
bantam ameraucana

bantam ameraucana

“I purchased two bantam Ameraucanas from Cackle Hatchery. From day one they were such darlings. Even though they were a week old they seemed to imprint with me. My favorite one, Butter, however, turned out to be a male. As did the other, Blue. But I decided to keep them. They withstood the cold well, with their tiny pea combs remaining unfrostbitten. Blue eventually developed quite a temper....” --chickincrazy

75% Positive Reviews
Bantam Barred Rock

Bantam Barred Rock

“I purchased a dozen exhibition quality barred rock bantams from Dick Horstman in April 2016.  Almost a year old as of this writing and I'm 100% pleased.  The entirety of the remaining flock (5 hens, 1 rooster) are some of the friendliest birds I've owned.  The few I sent to other homes give similar reviews when I see them and everyone who got by extra cockerels last year are on a...” --0wen

100% Positive Reviews
Bantam-Cochin

Bantam-Cochin

“ A few years ago my family and I owned a small flock of these as chicks and eventually we mixed them with another small flock of belgian d'uccles. We preferred bantams because they didn't seem to wander into the neighbors' yards. Over time though some of them died (one got eaten by a neighbor's dog, one got sick and one died on the brood), and now I only have one left. She's an old girl and...” --Min27

96% Positive Reviews
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