When we got our first baby chicks, they were all brown. Didn’t surprise me, as far as I knew all chickens were either brown or white (like the ones at the petting zoos I had been taken to as a child.) It wasn’t until I brought home Isabelle (our Silver Sebright) that I even knew other kinds of chickens existed.
Today I wanted to show you some of the photos I took at the Northeastern Poultry Congress just to give you an idea of the diversity there is in the chicken world.
The female Black Polish (as opposed to the photos of the male yesterday) wear Dandilion puffs on their heads.
Unfortunately I don’t have the names of the breeds for all these birds but I loved the pattern on this one, enough to take a closer look.
And then we have this stunning breed. (There’s a mama hen somewhere who loves this little guy.)
Some of the birds were big on tail bling.
Here’e the rest of him.
Some chickens were just BIG.
And some preferred to be, well, a tad more elegant.
Even though this guy is a turkey. I just had to include him. That thing on his neck just fascinates me.
And then as it was a poultry show, I saw a few of these, because, as we all know, when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.