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Ferox13
01-17-2011, 02:44 AM
This is my first 'Top' list.....

At the moment I'm really favouring this:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/ferox-13/TransNakedNeck.jpg

Despite their weird looks - they're a common enuff breed and can be used as layers and also for meat. They forage well for food and very hardy and resistant to most diseases.

Though know in the states as the Turken - I much prefer its original name Transylvanian Naked Neck which it acquired not from its country of origin but its preference to eating grain that has been soaked in blood..

When we get a place with a yard I hop to get a few of these - they seem ideal to Irish weather conditions..

Next up:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/ferox-13/Malay-Male.jpg

This chicken original came from Pakistan. They're fricken huge and are popular in cockfighting. If i get one of these I'm going to make it a little TRex outfit...

Another of my faves:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Maltipoo_hen%3F.jpg/250px-Maltipoo_hen%3F.jpg

The Sultan is a breed of chicken that originally came from Turkey. They obviously dress for sucess but other chickens will pick on them for this reason.. Unlike most chickens they have five toes on each foot.

http://static.mypetchicken.com/images/chickenPix/large/Studio_BlackSumatra_264_L.jpg

The Sumatran fighting cock - very popular with the travelling community here. They train them in JuJitsu and Muai thai and fight them to death in cage matches..Unlike most chickens - they are decent enough at flying (in chicken terms anyway)..

Sistinas666
01-17-2011, 03:05 AM
I honestly never knew breeds of chicken varied so wildly.:)

TheWickerFan
01-17-2011, 03:22 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/30652196_128d0bb409.jpg

Ferox13
01-17-2011, 03:29 AM
Food of the gods was the first thing I thought of when I ws making this:

http://blog.timesunion.com/farmlife/files/2008/05/silky-chicken-0004.jpg

The Silkie is a bit of a looker too- a bit too poncey for my liking though..They're friendly as fuck and unlikely to peck the eyes out of your children..


I'm considering making a set of Chicken Top Trump Cards..

Nothing would trump Cthulhu Chicken - but I bet non euclidean shaped eggs would be a bitch to lay..

http://www.fufufrauenwahl.com/F_images/sketches/cthulhu10.gif

TheWickerFan
01-17-2011, 06:08 AM
http://www.calendars.com/img/products/original/201000007895.png

Ferox13
01-17-2011, 07:43 AM
LOL...

My flat mate almost bought me that calendar for my Bday on Saturday (or something similar0.

He got me a WWE divas one instead :(

TheWickerFan
01-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Sales of that chicken calendar skyrocketed after Conan O'Brien mentioned it as an Oprah style recommendation along with Killdozer and a CD with Steven Seagal.

Happy Birthday, by the way. I didn't see an announcement on the forum.

TheWickerFan
01-17-2011, 08:29 AM
If we're allowed to talk about all things fowl, I would like to mention Long Island's sole tourist attraction: The Big Duck:http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/6roadside/6images/6img3cl.jpg

It's big.:D

neverending
01-17-2011, 10:48 AM
These are obviously the top chickens:

http://www.dailyfreegames.com/wallpaperfiles/size1/foghorn-leghorn_02_800.jpg

http://www.digital-sledgehammer.com/superchicken/graphics/sc00011.jpg

(That's Superchicken for all you young whipper snappers.)

newb
01-17-2011, 11:40 AM
For obvious reasons, I'm partial to the Rhode Island Red

http://www.redroosterfarm.com/assets/images/HueyMascot.jpg

Ferox13
01-17-2011, 12:08 PM
Thats a fine Cock, Newb.

newb
01-17-2011, 12:57 PM
Thats a fine Cock, Newb.

That ain't the first time that phrase has been uttered in my direction.

The difference between a hooker and a rooster...

a rooster says "cock-a-doodle-doo" and a hooker says "any-cock-will-do"

Sistinas666
01-17-2011, 03:39 PM
I wanna know which one tastes best fried........

ferretchucker
01-17-2011, 03:44 PM
Screw it, I'm mixing things up a bit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d0/Male_north_american_turkey_supersaturated.jpg/503px-Male_north_american_turkey_supersaturated.jpg

But I must say, this has been a very informative thread so far! I was shocked at how much they vary, especially that Malay Male. Jesus, that thing looks freaky.

scouse mac
01-17-2011, 06:20 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f353/nmc1/Animals/stuffDec2010017.jpg


We have five chickens, from front to back we have:

Agnes, an Amber Star
Ethel, a Blue Ranger
Biddy, a Black Rock
Hilda, a Light Sussex and
Hetty, a Speckeldy

Ferox13
01-18-2011, 12:43 AM
I wanna know which one tastes best fried........

I'm a Vegetarian you barbarian meateater - if i wasn't 9 stone and weak from malnutrition I'd beat u with in an inch of your life...



We have five chickens, from front to back we have:

Agnes, an Amber Star
Ethel, a Blue Ranger
Biddy, a Black Rock
Hilda, a Light Sussex and
Hetty, a Speckeldy

Cool stuff man - I can't wait to start. The freash eggs are so much nicer...

I might need tips on training your chickens to march in line like that though..

Doctor Loomis
01-18-2011, 12:46 AM
http://img.youtube.com/vi/KjQwLCC9_2w/0.jpg

scouse mac
01-18-2011, 04:26 AM
Cool stuff man - I can't wait to start. The fresh eggs are so much nicer...

I might need tips on training your chickens to march in line like that though..


The eggs taste fantastic, we even have a small trade of selling some to people in work for 1 per six (about 1.60 for free range in shops) which wont make us rich but does cover the cost of feed.

If you want them to charge over every time you enter their pen or if they're free in the garden, its the promise of wheat or corn seed, they go mad for it.

Ferox13
09-05-2011, 06:32 AM
Hopefully - I'll be getting a new place soon and my ambition to be an EGG BARON will at last be realised...

I will have to start with a couple of Rhode Island red hens or something similar before moving onto more exotic ones.

Fearonsarms
09-06-2011, 12:59 PM
Maybe one will hatch you a GOLDEN egg-you might get rich!

Elvis_Christ
09-06-2011, 02:47 PM
Hopefully - I'll be getting a new place soon and my ambition to be an EGG BARON will at last be realised...


Moving out to the country?

Ferox13
09-07-2011, 03:38 AM
Moving out to the country?

Na..

Just a place with a garden. Going to get a couple of RHode Island Reds or a similar quite breed and built myself a co0p :-)

Elvis_Christ
09-07-2011, 07:36 PM
Cool. A few people seem to be doing that these days. Be pretty cool to be somewhat self sufficient. Gotta get the garden sorted out and plant some new stuff. Had tomatoes are a few other things earlier in the year.

Ferox13
09-08-2011, 12:42 AM
Yeah i grow a few bits and pieces. I love cooking so it great using your own veggies etc. My tomatoes are doing great despite all my efforts to kill em...

I know I'm getting middle age when i talk about Ikea and shiy like this at parties..

Need moah Sex, drugs and rock and roll.