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25 Bizarre and Wonderful Chickens You Never Knew Existed. Seriously, You Need to See These.

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1. The Silkie

So named for its soft feathers, the Silkie most likely originated in ancient China.

image: Honest Pantry
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Let me pet you!

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.

image: The Chicken Street
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2. The Polish

The Polish does not actually hail from Poland. They were first bred in the Netherlands.

image: Rustic Chic
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Hello. I'm a chicken.

They are known for their elaborate head plumage.

image: Wikipedia
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So majestic.

They come in a variety of colors. This one is "buff."

image: Glenn Snapshots
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Yes, I am aware that I am fancy.

This one is also buff, and looking great!

image: Arborgate
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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.

image: Just Struttin Farm
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Gorgeous.

This is a golden laced Polish.

image: A Chicken A Day
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Baby Polish!

The babies even have a little head floof!

image: Chicken Women
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LOTS OF BABY POLISHES!

These are silver laced baby Polishes.

image: Sherry's Crazy Menagerie
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3. The Araucana

The Araucana is the chicken that most resembles President Martin Van Buren.

image: The Chicken Chick
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Step back!

This guy got a little excited about having his photo taken.

image: Backyard Chickens
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4. The Onagadori

Onagadori are a Japanese chicken - it means "long-tailed chicken" in Japanese.

image: Merlimau Exotic
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That tail!

Their tails can be anywhere from 12-27 feet long.

image: Merlimau Exotic
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My tail is my treasure.

They generally have a special perch to prevent their tails from drooping in the dirt.

image: Jual Ayam Hias Onagadori
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5. The Phoenix

The Phoenix is another majestically-tailed variety of chicken.

image: Chicken Forum
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Are you jealous?

They are a result of selective breeding of the Onagadori with domestic chickens. And they are beautiful.

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6. The Serama

The Serama is a Malaysian chicken, and a relatively recent one at that - within the last 50 years!

image: Backyard Chickens
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Proud, tiny chicken.

They are popular as pets due to their small size, and also compete in chicken beauty contests.

image: Backyard Chickens
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Looking good.

They have only recently been introduced to the United States.

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Frizzle!

This is a Serama, with frizzle feathers. That is a technical term.

image: Malaysian Serama Bantams
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7. Modern Game Bantam

These chickens are an English breed developed specifically to look good for fighting.

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Handsome.

When cockfighting was outlawed, they became primarily decorative chickens - they're not very good for eggs or meat.

image: Deb's Birds
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Just fancy.

This explains why they look so fancy. I think this one should be EVEN FANCIER.

image: Animals in the City
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There.

Much better.

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