06 June 2012


Another of the new chooks living out the back. Silkies have been popular for many decades — perhaps even centuries — and their popularity apparently shows no sign of diminishing. My parents preferred less outrageous-looking fowls and considered the silkie's feathered legs a fault (they look quaint when they're clean, but there's the rub), but I'm happy to enjoy the sight of these. I do prefer clean-legged breeds, though, particularly game fowls and some of the wyandottes.

[28 May 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 300 mm, ISO 200, 1/60 at f5.6]

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Zhoen said...

I do want to ruffle this one. Very stylish.

Wyandotte is nearly home, for me. Next door.


butuki said...

Looks like David Bowie... Wiggy Stardust.

Relatively Retiring said...

Yes, Silkie legs and feet are a poor design for wet weather, but this one looks particularly gorgeous on top!

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I'm pretty sure that's the usual reaction ;^)

Miguel — nice! I hadn't noticed the resemblance until you pointed it out :^D

RR, I'm amazed these have stayed as clean as they have, particularly given our recent weather.