• Queen Victoria and Her Chickens

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

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    According to The Illustrated Book of Poultry Queen Victoria was captivated by watching her seven chickens in their custom enclosure.While royalty are not known for admiring poultry as do farmers, in 1842 Queen Victoria started what would become an international craze for fancy chickens, just because they were beautiful to look at.
    Cochin Chicken
    These were Cochin chickens or “Cochin China Fowl.” They're attractive birds, weighing up to a hefty 11 pounds with soft and voluminous plumage with long and loose feathers. The feathers on its legs are one of the most distinctive...
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