Silkie Chicken

The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as dark blue flesh and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot. They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and come in several colors - red, buff, blue, black, white, and partridge. Silkies most likely originated in China or Southeast Asia. The first western account of the breed comes from Marco Polo, who mentioned chickens with fur-like plumage in his Asian travelogues in the 13th century.  The black meat of a Silkie is ..

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