Included in the group are two kinds of chickens I haven't learned much about yet, Frizzles and Silkies. I really haven't had a chance to look them up, but I do know that Silkies have black skin, meat and bones and are considered a delicacy in some Asian countries.
Both kinds of birds have mutations from normal bird feathering. And they are both very small, making them a frequent choice for youngsters getting their first chickens.
They are cute, but they sort of look like aliens!
|One of the foster girls, a white silkie|
And the Frizzles have cheek poofs and little topknots. They do sort of resemble a pine cone!
|a buff Silkie rooster|
I never thought I would have little tiny chickens like Silkies, but recently a new friend gave me this pretty little buff Silkie rooster. Knowing my foster girls could leave any time, I went ahead and bought a little buff Silkie pullet to keep him company when the foster girls leave.
|buff Silkie pullet; I think she has eyes in there somewhere|