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Fun thread...What is the rarest / coolest breed of chicken you have or know of

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kristin07035, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just as the title says I'm interested in finding / learning of "new" breeds I never heard of...
    post pictures too if you have any!
     
  2. JadedPhoenix

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  3. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks like a nice thread! I'll be watching this!
     
  5. hildar

    hildar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to get some photos to post of my rooster, and my hens. I have a legacy which came down here from Maine, as well as 2 hens. The mother hen passed away about 2 years ago but the rooster is still going. In fact I thought the other day about breeding him with his own daughters, but not sure if that would be a good thing or not. They still have them I believe in central Maine, but not sure how many are around. My dad had his still in 1980, and my mom sold them to my uncle. Mine came from my uncles, and he passed away last year so not sure where his all went to. I have had mine since 2008. I only got 2 daughters from him. Both are pretty little red heads. My husband loves his tail the most. It's just so different then most roosters around here. These are photos of the oldest girl that we have when she was still a pullet so about 3 years ago.
     
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  6. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is she? Neat coloring
     
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    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the oddest kind I've ever heard of. I googled for pics...at $5000 a pair I will never own them...but then again not sure if I like them or not[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]???
    Ayam Cemani birds are completely black: black plumage with a greenish shine, black legs and toe nails, black beak and tongue, black comb and wattles, black meat and bones and even black organs. The roosters weigh 2–2.5 kg and the hens from 1.5–2 kg. The hens are non-roosting and produce 80 white eggs with a slight pink tint per year.
     
  8. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ayam Cemani birds are completely black: black plumage with a greenish shine, black legs and toe nails, black beak and tongue, black comb and wattles, black meat and bones and even black organs. The roosters weigh 2–2.5 kg and the hens from 1.5–2 kg. The hens are non-roosting and produce 80 white eggs with a slight pink tint per year.[/QUOTE]
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  9. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry having issues posting pics...[​IMG]
     
  10. hildar

    hildar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are what the legacy hens look like the hens have spots all over them. I will some time here get a photo of my rooster, today it is raining, so he isn't in the mood to stay still but he is a big boy, and he is so far the prettiest rooster around. I have had many people stop and ask me if I have babies like him. As the hens get older their tails turn to almost a light brown rather then the red. My oldest one when she finally passed on her tail was almost a light tan. I actually enjoy the breed a lot because the hens are so friendly. In fact I had one on my shoulder the other night while I was doing chores. They also are very smart birds. I have seen them sit and think things out before trying to do whatever it is they want to do. They do lay brown eggs, and most eggs are double yolked.
     

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