27 Bizarre And Beautiful Chickens

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6. Manx Rumpy

OMG they don't have butts! These chickens, who originated from the Isle of Man, do not have tails.

8. Modern Game Bantam

This English breed came about in the mid-1800s after cock fighting was outlawed, and former cock fighters instead focused on breeding and showing their strain of game.

9. Serama

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This Malaysian breed is only six inches tall and is often kept as an indoor pet. Thousands were culled during the bird flu outbreak in 2004, but the breed is on the recovery.

10. Cream Legbar

This rare but popular breed is notable for being one the few breeds of chicken that can be "autosexed," meaning male and female chicks look different immediately upon hatching and can be easily sorted (the males have a brown stripe on their backs).

11. Transylvanian Naked Neck

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This breed is often mistakenly assumed to be a cross between a chicken and a turkey, but they were actually first bred in Hungary, where their featherless necks made them better at handling the heat and easier to pluck.

13. Plymouth Rock

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This breed, which originated in Plymouth, Mass., was recognized as early as 1874, and has since gone on to become one of the more popular breeds in America.

15. Frizzle

These very rare, fluffy birds are thought to hail from Southeastern Asia. The breed almost went extinct, but its numbers were increased thanks to a breeding program.

20. Faverolles

This hearty French breed is a poor flier and becomes very affectionate towards their owners, making them good birds for children.

21. Delaware

The Delaware is a relatively new breed of chicken, having first been developed in 1940.