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More interesting facts on Chicken
- the Manx Rumpy breed of chicken is not Manx at all?
- the Java (pictured), first mentioned in print in 1835, is the second oldest breed of chicken in the United States?
- the Iowa Blue breed of chicken is not actually blue according to poultry standards?
- the Nankin bantam breed of chicken is classified as critically endangered by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy?
- the Orloff breed of chicken is named for a Russian count, but in fact originated in Persia?
- the colorful Sri Lanka Junglefowl is part of the junglefowl family from which our modern domestic chickens derive?
- the Vorwerk is the only breed of chicken to share its name with a brand of household appliance?
- the Delaware breed of chicken (chick pictured) was once the favorite broiler on U.S. East Coast farms, but is now critically endangered?
- the Chantecler, the only breed of chicken native to Canada, was developed by a Trappist monk?
- despite weighing little more than a pound (0.45 kg), the Dutch Bantam breed of chicken (rooster pictured) can lay more than 160 eggs in a year?
- a chicken sexer is specially trained to visually determine the sex of chicken hatchlings?
- a Chicken sexer is specially trained to visually determine the sex of chicken hatchlings?
- it took just over 20 years to finish developing the Lamona breed of chicken, but it was nearly extinct by the 1980s?
- the endangered subspecies California Clapper Rail, a chicken-sized bird that rarely flies, has chicks that can swim when they are just two hours old?
- the Buckeye is the only U.S. breed of chicken known to have been created by a woman?
- the mushroom Laetiporus sulphureus is a good substitute for chicken?
- Martin Luther compared images of the Virgin of Mercy (example pictured) to "a hen with her chicks"?
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