The Sumatra Chicken Breed originated on the Island of Sumatra. They were originally bred for fighting purposes but now thankfully they are primarily used for exhibition. The Blue Sumatra here in this picture is a most beautiful bird! This is a much rarer bird than the Black Sumatra. The Black Sumatra is much more common here in the states.
As stated above the Sumatra are mostly ornamental birds and sough out for their beautiful plumage! The most common is Black with a sheen of green throughout the body and tail. They also come in Blue and White and a splotch color. [click to continue…]
Buckeye Chickens are birds that originated in the 19th century in the State of Ohio. This Buckeye breed is unique in that it is the only breed known to be created soley by a woman, Nettie Metcalf. They have a small pea comb, the only pure bred American chicken to do so, and are very rare birds. They are on the critically endangered list of chickens. Of course, being a chicken bred and originating in Ohio, what other name besides Buckeye would have been a proper fit? They are mahogany in color and the critics say this matches the color of the Ohio Buckeye Plant Seeds? [click to continue…]
The Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken breed originated in the Appenzell region of Switzerland, hence the name! They were name because of the hats the ladies in that region wore. They had big top tufts on the hats and the hens and roosters match! Spitzhauben means “Pointed Hood” like the ladies hats from that area and the combs on these chickens. These are bred in three colors, black, golden spangled and silver spangled plumage. The Silver Spangle is the most common color in North America. [click to continue…]
This Chicken Kitchen Giveaway is full of goodies for you to enjoy in your Country Chicken Kitchen! Try not to say that too fast of you will get tongue tied! No, don’t do it! Well, I told ya so, you did it and got all tongue tied! See, next time you might listen! If you are anything like my family, probably not!
Well on to this terrific Chicken Kitchen Giveaway! We have several items included in this giveaway and if you like Country Chicken stuff, I am sure you are going to like em’ all! they include a Rooster Framed Desk Print, Chicken Napkin holder, Two Rooster Pot Holders, Rooster Kitchen Towel, Rooster Utensil Holder and 4 Rooster Placemats. [click to continue…]
In this article we are going to try to lay out and name some of the most common Chicken Predators around the country. Some will be more common to certain areas than others as the region you live in may vary from others as to the type of predators it supports.
Predators – Chicken Killers – Keeping our Flock Safe!
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The Japanese Bantam is a terrific bird to show! This is a graceful and majestic looking chicken. This Bantam has a wonderful tail that will many times reach the head and sometimes go over it. As is typical with many of the bantams the wings taper down to the back and along the sides. The Japanese Bantam is also known as the Chabo! Originating in Japan and had been gracing the gardens of Japan for over 305 years! [click to continue…]
The term Banty Chicken derives from the official term Bantam. Where and why the term “Banty” came about is a mystery to me. No doubt some of my kinfolk from around these Southern United States came up with this term! Us southern folk have a way with the english language and have never been shy about shortening or fowling up words! OOps, I meant fouling up words. [click to continue…]
We all have to start somewhere and the Australorp chicken is a good one to start with. The Australorp is a big soft feathered bundle of bird! The toenails are white in contrast to the black legs and beak. The term Austral-orp derived from the Australian Black Orpingtons. The Australorp is a mix of heavy breeds that are very good meat and egg chickens. [click to continue…]
The Lakenvelders Chickens or commonly called Lakenfelders are a breed of chicken that was developed in the early 1800′s in Germany. These chickens are a smaller chicken and have small bones. The feathering has very distinct and contrasting colors of black on white. The predominant color is white with a black head , neck and tail feathers. The black has white mixed in with it. The Rooster has a bit more black in the tail area because of his long tail. [click to continue…]
The Booted Bantam or Dutch Bantam and also called Sablepoot is a bantam breed of chickens. This bird has a fabulous grouping of feathers on its feet and hock joints, called vulture hocks and “sables” in Dutch. This is a true bantam and has no larger bird counterpart. These birds are namely kept for pests and show birds. They are a close relatives of the Belgian Bearded d’Uccle. Many people mistake them for the Belgian Bearded d’Uccle, referred to as Mille Fleur, or Millie for short. [click to continue…]