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Ten of the Worlds Most Amazing and Unusual Chickens

By Russell Deasley @Worlds_Top_10

When you think of what a chicken looks like you might have a classic Red junglefowl in mind as they are the primary progenitor of the domestic chicken. But there are thousands of species of chicken located all around the world. Some are breed for shows, some are rare wild breeds and some are the worlds most amazing and unusual chickens you will ever see…


Sebright ChickenSebright Chicken

Sebright Chicken

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The Sebright is a British breed of bantam chicken that comes in some rather fancy colours. You can get gold or silver! They are said to be one of the oldest recorded British bantam breeds and are mostly breed for shows.

Jubilee Orpington Chicken
Jubilee Orpington Chicken

Jubilee Orpington Chicken

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Thought to be an off-breed of a Speckled Sussex it was named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. It certainly looks pretty and such amazing colours.

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Chicken
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Chicken

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Chicken

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Despite not looking like them it is thought this breed is a mix of Polish hens and traditional Brahmas. I think it is one of the prettiest chickens you will ever see!

Ayam Cemani Chicken
Ayam Cemani Chicken

Ayam Cemani Chicken

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Well known for its pure black color it is a pretty common chicken breed in Indonesia. It is thought they have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (fibromelanosis)which is why they are all black and the roosters are even darker in color.

Frizzled Tolbunt Polish Chicken
Frizzled Tolbunt Polish Chicken

Frizzled Tolbunt Polish Chicken

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It has to be said that this doesn’t look much like a chicken at all. They are said to make good pets due to how docile they are. If you like your chickens fancy, this is the one to get!

Shamo Chicken
Shamo Chicken

Shamo Chicken

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I’m sure you don’t need me to point out what makes this chicken so unusual. Their necks really are that long because they are known for standing tall! It just goes to show what a stiff upper shoulder can do for your posture.

White Silkie Bantam Chicken
White Silkie Bantam Chicken

White Silkie Bantam Chicken

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This ancient breed from China is one of the cutest chickens you will ever see and was first documented in 1300 by none other than Marco Polo!

Cochin Chicken
Cochin Chicken

Cochin Chicken

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If you like your chickens plump this is the one you want. They do come in a wide range of colours, but whatever color it is they always look buffer than any other chicken you would have seen.

Dong Tao Chicken
Dong Tao Chicken

Dong Tao Chicken

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This chicken one of the rarest breeds in the world and were only owned by kings and emperors, it is a true dinosaur chicken on the brink of extinction. While there are plans to reintroduce them to the wild in USA they are currently the rarest breed of chicken in the world.

Araucana Chicken
Araucana Chicken

Araucana Chicken

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This breed originated in Chile and if noticeable because of its large ear tufts. Yes, chickens do have ears and it seems ear tuffs as well…basically a chicken with hairy ears!

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