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Went to the children’ s farm with Mia, Edge of Dream from RB.
Saw this beautiful fluffy Silkie rooster with the most amazing rose comb.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 18mm-105mm lens

Chinese Silkies are believed to have originated in Asia, although despite the name, it is unclear whether it was in China, Japan or India. Amongst his many other exploits, Marco Polo is believed to have introduced this bird to the western world sometime between 1254 and 1324.
The Silkies unusual feathering is due to the lack of the barbs which would normally hold the webs of the feather together, thus producing long masses of soft ‘silvery threads’. As a result of this, the silkie cannot fly & therefore is easily contained. Their feathers appear to look like hair, they also have black skin, bones, five toes and feathers on their feet, mulberry colored walnut shaped combs, light turquoise almost iridescent looking earlobes all combine to make Silkies one of the most unusual breeds of poultry.

Featured in

The Best of Anything and Everything 19th Oct 2011
The world as we see it,or missed it 19th Oct 2011
The Bird 25th Oct 2011
Amateur Photographers’ Association 14th Dec 2011
I love Birds 17th Dec 2011
Livestock in General 28th Dec 2011
Extreme close ups 28th Dec 2011
The power of photography 29th Dec 2011
Pets are Us 24th May 2014
Love These Creatures 30th May 2014
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Recognition in Artists Universe challenge 16th June 2012

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