Belgian (Barbu) D’Uccle Bantams

Above: Mille Fleur Barbu D’Uccle Bantam Cockerel

The Belgian d’Uccle (pronounced ‘dew-clay’ and also known as the ‘Barbu d’Uccle’) is a beautiful chicken breed. It is one of the few ‘true’ bantam breeds. A true bantam is a miniature bird that has no larger counterpart. The true bantam breeds category also includes Sebrights, Seramas, Japanese, Dutch and Booted Bantams…

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A Long-Crow: Chickens with the Longest Crows!

Above: Tomaru Long-Crowing Rooster by Chicken Addicts Anonymous

Long-crowing breeds are recognized by the APA (American Poultry Association) and are very rare chickens. Though the longest recorded crow was ~25 seconds, Long-crowers have been known to extend a single crow for over 30 seconds (Read more of this article for a recording!)…

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That’s a Chicken?! Fun & Funky Chicken Breeds

Above Image of a White Sizzle rooster from My Pet Chicken

Is that really a chicken? Yep! It It’s a Sizzle! (No pun intended. These birds where not originally intended for the BBQ). Sizzles are frizzled Silkies. Find out about more odd and unusual breeds (including Sizzles, Frizzles and Silkies) here!

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Faverolle Chicken Breed

The Faverolle is a very unique breed of chicken. They are somewhat rare chickens that originated in France (like Crevcouers) in the village of Faverolles (which is, as you might guess, where their name came from)… Continue reading “Faverolle Chicken Breed”

Sultan: Ornamental Chicken Breed of the East

The Sultan is a rare, ornamental breed of chicken that originated in Turkey. Interestingly, they where very popular among the Turkish Sultans…

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Kadaknaths: All Black Chickens

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The Kadaknath is a little-known, rare chicken breed that originated in Madhya Pradesh, the direct center India. In their native territory, kadaknath chickens are called “kali masi”, literally meaning “black fleshed fowl”… Continue reading “Kadaknaths: All Black Chickens”

Black Chickens: The Rare Ayam Cemanis


The Ayam Cemani is rare breed of chicken with a unique physical trait… They are almost completely black… Their feathers, skin, organs, tongues, feet and even bones are all black! The only thing on them that is not black is their blood (which is for the information, normally colored)… Continue reading “Black Chickens: The Rare Ayam Cemanis”

Chinese Silkie Chicken Breed

Image above of White Silkie from Wikipedia

The Silkie is a unique breed of chicken. Although their place of origin is not definitely known, they made their first appearance in China. In fact, “Silkie” is actually a nickname. The full name for this fluffy breed is the “Chinese Silk Chicken”… Continue reading “Chinese Silkie Chicken Breed”

Dorking Chicken Breed

SONY DSCImage of Silver Gray Dorking pair from Sun Bird Farms

The Dorking is a beautiful, yet uncommon breed. The name comes from a place (Dorking, England) and is not in the least sense implying that they have a low intelligence level. However, Dorkings did not originally come from England, contrary what the name implies; Their breeding lines go back much farther than that… Continue reading “Dorking Chicken Breed”

The Polish Chicken Breed

Above: Golden-Laced Polish Pullet (immature hen)

Polish chickens, similar to Crevcouers, are adorned with ornate crests… In spite of the name, Polish chickens are not known to have originated in Poland…  Continue reading “The Polish Chicken Breed”

Crevcouer Chicken Breed


 The Crevcouer (Pronounced ‘krev-coor’) is an interesting breed… With such a striking appearance, they are not easy to miss. Crevcouers themselves actually originated in France. In fact, Crevcouer means ‘Broken-Heart’ in French… Continue reading “Crevcouer Chicken Breed”

Bantam Chickens: Fun Sized Poultry!

    bantam-chickens-compared-regular-sizeFeatured above: Standard Silkie beside bantam. Image from My Pet Chicken

 Bantam chickens (also called ‘Banties’), come in many colors and varieties. Bantams only weigh about 1-2 pounds (one-third to one fifth the size of their larger cousins)… Continue reading “Bantam Chickens: Fun Sized Poultry!”

Wyandotte Chicken Breed

Above: Silver-Laced Wyandotte Hen

Wyandottes are beautiful ornamental chickens. Although nine colors are recognized by The American Poultry Association, Wyandottes primarily are sold in two of those colors, silver-laced or golden-laced…

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