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Chicken MG

Araucana Large Fowl Cockerel
Known for their stunning blue and green eggs, this breed has a uniquely stumpy physique because it has three fewer vertebrae in its spine than a normal chicken. Photograph by Tamara Staples
Self Blue Belgian Bearded Danver Cockerel
 A particularly petite breed, this chicken weighs only about 26 ounces and wears an unusually shaped comb, called a rose comb, on its face.
  Photograph by Tamara Staples
Bearded Buff Frizzle Polish Bantam Hen
This “little bearded lady,” as Staples calls her, owes her frizzled feathers to a particular genetic mutation that causes its plumes to curl from front to back. Photograph by Tamara Staples