More than 160 photographs, most in full-color, accompanied by detailed commentary, capture the unusual world of exotic ornamental chickens, documenting breeds of all sizes, shapes, and colors that range from the Bearded Silkie and crested Polish to the Phoenix, whose tail feathers can exceed ten feet in length.
According to Michigan State University Extension, egg color is determined by the genetics of the hens. The breed of the hen will indicate what color eggs she will produce. For example, Leghorn chickens lay white eggs while Orpington’s lay brown eggs and Ameraucana produce blue eggs. An Olive Egger, a chicken that lays olive green eggs, is the product of a cross between a hen and rooster that are from a brown egg and a blue egg laying breed. An interesting tip is to look at the chicken’s ear lobes; typically those with white ear lobes produce white eggs.
TIL: the color of a chicken’s egg is highly correlated with the color of its ear!
The OG chicken post.
I built an easy way to post chickens.
To post a chicken, or series of chickens, the user just clicks on the appropriate content icon:
Pachelbel's Canon in C(hicken) pic.twitter.com/YlPczVYLQQ— TwoSet Violin (@TwoSetViolin) July 15, 2018
Having created a chicken feed on my personal website really brings me a lot of joy… How can you not love this? It could have been a like or a favorite or even a jam post, but the chicken post really just transcends it all.
I ran into this crazy sticker at IndieWeb Summit 2018.
Their pampered birds wear diapers and have personal chefs — but lay the finest eggs tech money can buy
I’m so glad I’ve got the ability to make chicken posts on my website now! I love the irony of being able to add this to my chicken feed.
Chicken is a type of post