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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

The Arau-ameraucana is a beautiful cross between an Araucana and an Ameraucana. Their ear tufts still exist but are more of a muff. They are generally docile but cocks can be aggressive. They come in a variety of colours but the most common is Wheaten. They have very small or absent wattles and a pea comb with 2 rows. Shanks are willow or slate, very rarely gypsy. They lay olive or very light...

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

67% Positive Reviews
Bantam-Cochin

Bantam-Cochin

“I love my Cochin Bantams. The hens lay a small, light-brown egg almost every day. They are one of the most calm and docile breed. My Cochin rooster is very sweet and protective of his hens. Varieties that are recognized: Black, Buff, Partridge, White, Barred, Brown Red, Golden Laced, Mottled, Silver Laced, Birchen, Blue, Columbian, Red” --TheCrazyClucker

97% Positive Reviews
Bantam Partridge Wyandotte

Bantam Partridge Wyandotte

“I don't have the partridge, but I do have the blue and Columbian varieties. I love these birds! Definitely one of my favorite breeds. They're good layers of pretty decent sized eggs for a bantam. They're friendly enough.  Mine don't care to be picked up, but will settle once I do. I think that's more my fault than the bird's, as I did handle them when they were young, but didn't...” --Chikenbutwut

100% Positive Reviews
Barnevelder

Barnevelder

“ The two hens I had were purchased from a local lady that was moving house (England). They were 2 and a half years old, and in need of a new home. She had alot of other breeds, but these were so beautiful that they stole my vote immediately. Stunning lacing, yellow legs and very large and heavy. They are about the same size as my Brahma's. By far the most friendly hens...” --Sailing Dede

95% Positive Reviews
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