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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
Brabanter

Brabanter

“ I have had the pleasure of having a flock of Brabanters for several years now. I can not say enough good things about these intelligent chickens. Not one has fallen ill on me. Some hens are four years old and still laying well. Very friendly and follow me throughout the day when I am doing chores. They keep a great look out for predators and have the smarts to get away. They forage on the...” --showmesilkies

91% Positive Reviews
Crevecoeur

Crevecoeur

“ Crevecoeurs are really neat birds. They are smart, lay (huge) white eggs and are very friendly. Most of my hens are extremely "talkative" too and the roosters eat out of my hands. Very nice birds. They are in dire need of more people dedicated to working with them. ” --Rare Feathers Farm

92% Positive Reviews
Houdan

Houdan

“I've had them for nearly a year now and they are such a great chicken. Really entertaining to watch them grow up and they look different from other chickens most people know so its easy for others to understand the pet chicken idea. They lay very steady and mine have good sized eggs, nice white ones so anyone who doesn't know where eggs come from wont know the difference with these. They are...” --Chambertin

93% Positive Reviews
La Fleche

La Fleche

“ I'm producing a review as nobody has done so yet, but I'm no expert on these birds. I hatched mine from eggs and the fertility of my own 4 hens and one rooster has been exceptional.They are described as large fowl....my hens weigh about 5-6 lbs and the rooster a bit more, but they are young birds (hatched August 2011).They have lovely shiny all black feathers, with a striking V comb and white...” --pgpoultry

86% Positive Reviews
Lavender Pekin

Lavender Pekin

“The most delightful, entertaining chicken. Main drawback is her feathery legs need cleaning fairly often, but well worth it- she is my favourite. Has a cute waddle style run and is a poor flyer. She lays tiny eggs: one every other day, but if you are looking for a pet with personality, look no further.” --celiacee

100% Positive Reviews
Pavlovskaja

Pavlovskaja

“ Great cold weather bird. Nice feathering and very Beautiful Striking Unique look. Ancient heritage breed. I am currently in the process of buying some of these birds to breed my self. I will come back and edit this later after I have had the birds for a while. ” --RussianChickens

100% Positive Reviews
Polish

Polish

“ The Polish, otherwise known as a Poland, is a popular breed of chicken, best known for it's wild topknot of head feathers, called a crest.    They originated in the Netherlands, not in Poland, as their name suggests. They can be quite tame, but most are flighty and skittish because their crest interferes with their vision, making them unable to see things, and causing them to...” --Chickenfan4life

94% Positive Reviews
Sultan

Sultan

“My sultans were very fun to have! The roosters were aggressive (could just be bad genetics) and got butchered in the end, but my hen is the sweetest chicken I have ever had, and she's pretty smart, too!   Very different from most chickens I've had, and can really start a conversation. I'm picky about what breeds of birds I want, but sultans are definitely a breed that will be staying in...” --Garjzla

100% Positive Reviews
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