So named for its soft feathers, the Silkie most likely originated in ancient China.
Its feathers are almost like a fur, and sometimes they were shown in old-timey sideshows as birds with fur. They're just really soft feathers.
The Chicken Street
The Polish does not actually hail from Poland. They were first bred in the Netherlands.
They are known for their elaborate head plumage.
They come in a variety of colors. This one is "buff."
Yes, I am aware that I am fancy.
This one is also buff, and looking great!
I wish I had a hat like that.
This one was labeled as a Crele Polish, but apparently that name has caused CONTROVERSY in the chicken community. I'm just going to call this one Betty.
Just Struttin Farm
The Araucana is the chicken that most resembles President Martin Van Buren.
The Chicken Chick
Onagadori are a Japanese chicken - it means "long-tailed chicken" in Japanese.
The Phoenix is another majestically-tailed variety of chicken.
They are a result of selective breeding of the Onagadori with domestic chickens. And they are beautiful.
The Serama is a Malaysian chicken, and a relatively recent one at that - within the last 50 years!
They are popular as pets due to their small size, and also compete in chicken beauty contests.
They have only recently been introduced to the United States.
These chickens are an English breed developed specifically to look good for fighting.
When cockfighting was outlawed, they became primarily decorative chickens - they're not very good for eggs or meat.
This explains why they look so fancy. I think this one should be EVEN FANCIER.
Animals in the City
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