Post #205

Photos of chickens and the garden

27th January 2004, mid-afternoon | Comments (14)

We have some beautiful looking French chickens and some funny looking Silkies, so I thought I’d grab some photos of them. I also took a few more of the garden:

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  1. Ethan:

    Here's something I never thought I'd type:

    "Beautiful chicken photos, Dunstan."

    Now I can die happy.

    Posted 43 minutes after the fact
  2. Anders:

    i grew up on a farm with chickens. we used to get this great catalog for ordering chicks. it had pictures and i used to be fascinated with the vast array of different breeds that you could get. i think my favorite was the lakenvelder:

    there were also some neat breeds where the roosters had big puffy feather afros but i can't remember what they were called. kind of like your silkies but much more extreme.

    Posted 2 hours, 14 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  3. Dunstan:

    Ooh, we never got a catalog, mum and dad just used to go along to a bird auction and see what there was... I wonder if they do catalogs in the UK?

    On that site you linked to the artist is billed as the "World's most widely recognized living artist of pigeon and poultry standards."

    That makes me laugh :op

    Those Lakenvelders look like the chickens that always appear in children's farm stories.

    Posted 2 hours, 33 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Anders
    Inspired: ↓ Anders
  4. Pedro:

    Great pictures, as always :)

    Posted 2 hours, 58 minutes after the fact
  5. Anders:

    ah. i didn't even think to look at the rest of the site. just did a google image search for lakenvelders.

    the Murray McMurray catalog that she paints for is exactly the one i was thinking of:

    according to their FAQ, they may or may not be able to ship to the UK depending on various regulations. you could probably at least request a free catalog.

    and the crested breeds are the ones i was thinking of with the crazy hairdos:

    Posted 3 hours, 16 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  6. Nicole:

    That's some beautiful

    Posted 3 hours, 40 minutes after the fact
  7. Zelnox:

    I'm a rooster! ^_^

    Maybe you can write tutorials on photography. Hehe.

    Posted 3 hours, 51 minutes after the fact
  8. Chris Hester:

    Only Dunstan could make a photo of battered apples look so appealing.

    Posted 4 hours, 11 minutes after the fact
  9. Robert Castelo:

    Bah, those French hey - even their chickens look stylish!

    Seeing those apples makes me crave some Dorset scrumpy.

    Posted 10 hours, 13 minutes after the fact
  10. Randy:

    Ah, so those are what the "French Hens" mentioned in that Christmas song look like.

    Posted 23 hours, 18 minutes after the fact
  11. Margaret:

    those silkies are the most awesome chickens i have ever seen.

    Posted 1 day, 8 hours after the fact
  12. Mandy:

    My son needed some chicken photos for a school project.....these rock! Best ones we could find...keep up the great work!

    Posted 6 months, 3 weeks after the fact
  13. Stephanie Maxwell:

    The pictures are beautiful. I grew up in Germany and this brings back great memories. Thank you Steffi

    Posted 1 year, 2 months after the fact
  14. Kimberly Furlong:

    I live just outside of Fairbanks Alaska. My partner and I have 12 laying hens, reds & buffs. One handsome buff rooster ! I have never been around chickens but this has been a blast. They love to follow us around the yard.
    I have enjoyed your pictures.I'd love to raise some silkies.
    Have a great Summer

    Posted 1 year, 3 months after the fact

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