If you like the "weird"...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Weasleymum, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Songster

    Aug 1, 2008
    This is a question for everybody who keeps 'unusual' chickens-- how did you get into it? By "unusual" I mean any bird that is far from the typical, farm-yard, dual-purpose chicken: silkies, Polish, naked-necks, frizzles... anything that makes visitors say, "that's a CHICKEN?"

    I have always prefered the basic chicken: RIRs, Orpingtons, Marans. But I hatched out two "surprise" white eggs as part of a trade with a local farmer, and they turned out to be Buff-laced Polish! They look so funny mixed with my flock of more typical-looking birds. I really can't figure out what that big poofy headdress is for...

    So what's your reason for liking the odd bird?

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