sageceramics:

Improved weird chickens.

sageceramics:

Improved weird chickens.

archiemcphee:

Check out the awesomely long tails on these roosters! These regal specimens are Onagadori or “Long-tailed” chickens. They’re a breed of chicken from the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan who evolved from common domestic chickens who mated with Green Junglefowl. Also known as the ‘most honorable fowl’ in Japan, they’ve been carefully bred over the centuries to achieve their spectacular tails, which grow to lengths of 12 to 27 feet. It takes these chickens at least three years to molt. Onagadori breeders take tremendous pride in their chickens and provide special hutches with perches well above the ground, which helps keep their tails clean and in good condition.

If Rapunzel had been a chicken, she probably would’ve looked a lot like one of these awesome birds. These extraordinarily fancy fowl have Special Natural Monument status in Japan, which means they’re considered to be living monuments of Japanese culture and, as a protected breed, it’s illegal to take their eggs out of the country.

[via Lost At E Minor and Wikipedia]

halflighthoney:

Pretty birds. // #chickens #leghorn #farmhouse #freerange

halflighthoney:

Pretty birds. // #chickens #leghorn #farmhouse #freerange

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becausebirds:

sapphicsorceress:

IM FUCKING LAUGHING I FILMED MY ROOSTER CROWING IN SLO MO

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observingchickens:

This is Emu, our favorite roo, very saucily enjoying a sunbath. He’s from a slightly younger group and definitely falls at the bottom of chicken society. He and his brother Ostrich tend to run around with a bouncing gait looking like they were just up to some sort of mischief. Quite soon after we started spending a lot of time in the chicken run, Emu decided that we were the safest place for him to be. Another rooster starts alerting about a hawk? Everyone else hides, Emu runs to us. 

observingchickens:

This is Emu, our favorite roo, very saucily enjoying a sunbath. He’s from a slightly younger group and definitely falls at the bottom of chicken society. He and his brother Ostrich tend to run around with a bouncing gait looking like they were just up to some sort of mischief.

Quite soon after we started spending a lot of time in the chicken run, Emu decided that we were the safest place for him to be. Another rooster starts alerting about a hawk? Everyone else hides, Emu runs to us. 

thisislifeletsliveit:

Feeding the #chickens in #GoPro vision! #Alabama

thisislifeletsliveit:

Feeding the #chickens in #GoPro vision! #Alabama

alannadon:

I have four chickens. Also I live in Nashville now. #chickens #silkies #happy

alannadon:

I have four chickens. Also I live in Nashville now. #chickens #silkies #happy

wapiti3:

The China fowl : Shanghae, Cochin, and “Brahma.” / by Geo. P. Burnham. on Flickr.

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thescienceturnip:

My young Easter-egger.  Is that the start of a white beard?!

thescienceturnip:

My young Easter-egger.  Is that the start of a white beard?!

shayesays:

How to draw a chicken

chickenhugs:

My senior hens, Dolly and Blue (both over 9 years-old!), attach themselves to my side and demand attention

So I was going through some old stat notes and…

So I was going through some old stat notes and…