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Saw this beautiful chick talking to her mum.Such a glorious sight.Taken at a childrens’ farm,Melbourne,Australia
From wikipedia:
The silkie (sometimes incorrectly spelled silky) 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 (most chickens only have four). They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and come in several colors (red, buff, blue, black, white, and partridge).
In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. Among the most docile of poultry, Silkies are considered an ideal pet. Hens are also exceptionally broody, and make good mothers. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species.
Silkies most likely originated in China, but Southeast Asia is also sometimes proposed. 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 Renaissance author Ulisse Aldrovandi also spoke of chickens akin to Silkies

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  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Awwh how cute Pat! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks so much Gabrielle for your wonderful comment and fav : ) I watched them for a very long time.I just love chicks and hens,makes me clucky.LOL

    – patcheah

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Awwww! What a beautiful capture, Pat. Right at the top of the “cute scale”!

  • Thanks Mike. I have fallen in love with these chooks. There is something about chicks and hens that makes you feel that it is good to be alive : )

    – patcheah

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoover 3 years ago

    sweet:)

  • Thanks Shehan. I bet you don’t get to see this scene in England much nowadays.

    – patcheah

  • davvi
    davviover 3 years ago

    lovely pic.

  • Appreciate your nice comment ,Davvi. This gorgeous hen has eight little chicks ,all very cute.

    – patcheah

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks very much POP’S for the honour of this feature,greatly appreciated : )

    – patcheah

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleover 3 years ago

    Very cute patcheah!

  • Hi Jordan,thanks for the lovely comment. Did you see lots of hens and chicks running around in villages in Brunei? I miss all that.

    – patcheah

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    Such a cute capture Pat, i used to have Silkies myself, they are gorgeous.

    Cheers Jude

  • Appreciate your wonderful comment and fav, Jude. I am seriously thinking of keeping them ,they are so cute and delicate,the feathers are like silk swaying in the breeze.

    – patcheah

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    Nice shot! Thank you for adding your images to Livestock In General. CONGRATULATIONS!

    All my best,

  • I am thrilled to have the honour of this feature from your group ( my first banner from you) ,very much appreciated .Thanks for the lovely comment ,congrats and fav.

    – patcheah

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much Laura,very honoured to be featured : )

    – patcheah

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Elaine for this feature ,very much appreciated : )

    – patcheah

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