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Farmette 1769

by Monica Melograna-Ward

No, these are not ugly ducklings. They are ugly chicks. And, no, they will not grow up to be beautiful chickens. These chicks will remain unattractive.

The Rat Pack

We have started our quest, not for the Holy Grail, but for the Most Obscure Chicken known to man. The first set consists partly of an existing modern marvel, the Showgirl Silkie. They are the white chicks with lots of visible black skin.

Our new creation is the black chick. He is a cross between the Showgirl Silkie and a Polish Top Hat. So far, he looks like a black Showgirl with a big poof on the top of his head. He (or she) will probably be part of our specialized Very Important Chicken breeding group.

There are also two black chicks like him, but without the naked neck (not shown). They do have the top hats with Silkie attributes in feathering and five-toed feet. One or both of them may also end up in the VIC group.

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