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Black Langham Cockrell

This elegant portrait of the Black Langshan cockerel is one of the many eclectic, fascinating images of chickens featured in photographer Tamara Staples' "The Magnificent Chicken" (Chronicle Books).

What are the best egg laying chickens? Which breeds should you consider when choosing your flock? Learn which…

The 10 Best Egg Laying Chickens

What are the best egg laying chickens? Which breeds should you consider when choosing your flock? Learn which chickens are going to lay the most and get your flock started on the right foot!

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Heritage Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard

Heritage Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard

Chick, Order online, Rhode Island Red, Black Osterlorps, Breeds of chickens,Baby Chicks, Chickens, Turkeys, Raise Your Chicken, Online Bantams Barred Rocks,

Chick, Order online, Rhode Island Red, Black Osterlorps, Breeds of chickens,Baby Chicks, Chickens, Turkeys, Raise Your Chicken, Online Bantams Barred Rocks,

Black Langshan Cockerel This elegant portrait of the Black Langshan cockerel is one of the many eclectic, fascinating images of chickens featured in photographer Tamara Staples' "The Magnificent Chicken" (Chronicle Books). - See more at: http://www.hgtvgardens.com/photos/chicken-fancy?nl=HGG_091013_morefeat2link&sni_mid=94566&sni_rid=94566.10001.10586&c32={BEB93EAB-CE46-43F6-8BF6-A665573757A1}#sthash.F6hoUAur.dpuf

This elegant portrait of the Black Langshan cockerel is one of the many eclectic, fascinating images of chickens featured in photographer Tamara Staples' "The Magnificent Chicken" (Chronicle Books).

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Oh Spare Me -- White Crested Black Polish! This is the free bird that came with my chicks. Hope its as meaty as it is fat headed. Will it get whiplash when he crows?

Cuckoo Marans. Dual purpose fowl known both for its extremely dark eggs as well as for its very fine meat qualities. Cuckoo, Golden Cuckoo, Black, Birchen, Black Copper, Wheaton, Black-tailed Buff, White and Columbian. Black Copper (black with copper feathers on the neck) and Cuckoo (barred feathers, giving a black and white speckled appearance.

Dual purpose fowl known both for its extremely dark eggs as well as for its very fine meat qualities.

VORWERK Rare pure breed, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a run.  Buff with black head, neck and tail. Medium light breed Egg colour: Cream Approximate number of eggs per year: 240

VORWERK Rare pure breed, attractive, enjoy free range but fine in a run. Buff with black head, neck and tail. Medium light breed Egg colour: Cream Approximate number of eggs per year: 240 .

This Black Marans Cockerel, owned by Kathleen LaDue, is superior in type, degree of shank feathering, and color, but has a small side sprig on his comb. When developing new varieties and bloodlines in rare breeds, simple faults like this can be overcome with strategic breeding if the bird excels in other desirable traits.

The History and Future of Marans Chickens

backyard chicken | Vorwerk Okt. 2011, Northern Germany

Vorwerks, the bays of the chicken world - gorgeous, but are true bantams. Golden Lakenvelders are the standard-sized equivalent and are considered rare. Silver Lakenvelders are more common (white with black mane and tail :)