Saturday, January 2, 2016

Colourful Chickens

 Colourful chicken

In a town next to East Gwillimbury, a farmer has free range chickens. So free that sometimes they stand by the edge of the road! (Brave, aren't they? Oh, and crazy too.)

 Breast feathers

This one is so attractive with flecks on its breast feathers and...

 Tail feathers

peacock colours on its tail that it's not difficult to understand why

An Orillia street market

crafters create fake chickens for collectors.

I am linking to  Saturday Critters HERE.

37 comments:

Andy said...

This roaster it such a cool dresser.

A Quiet Corner said...

Very handsome young man indeed!!...:)JP

Marleen said...

Yep they are beautiful!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um verdadeiro "Samurai", um abraço e um bom ano de 2016.

Tom said...

Cute!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are pretty chickens. The closeups of the feathers is beautiful. I like the yard art chickens too.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

Lea said...

I prefer real chickens, but hubby says no, so I'll just admire the artist's creations.
Have a great day!
Lea

TexWisGirl said...

the market ones are awesome, too!

Magia da Inês said...



Feliz 2016!!!
All good things to you!♩♫ه° ·.
❤ه° ·.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I live minutes from downtown Tampa, and have neighbors with chickens. See so many breeds, all beautiful. As long as they don't keep a cock with their constant (especially early AM) cackles...I'm good. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

On our trip to Hawaii we saw all sorts of wild chickens in the rural areas. I thought it was comical.

Lowell said...

I've seen some strange and fun variety of chickens. I like these a lot. I'd love to have one of the fake ones. I'd put it in my yard where it would be easily seen. We're not allowed to have chickens in this subdivision, so that would drive the Nazis on the governing board crazy and I'd laugh and laugh and laugh.

Hey, 2016 is already starting out pretty good!

Rose said...

That chicken is gorgeous...and I like the ones at the market, too.

Kate said...

I love the "real thing!" Come visit me at my Mazatlán blog during January: http://kate-mazatlanmexico.blogspot.mx

Buttons Thoughts said...

Thea are beautiful and at first I thought the last ones were real:):) Happy New Year. Hug B

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful shots of the colorful chickens ~ Love the 'market' ones too.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ^_^

Kathy said...

I love chickens, real and fake. I had a neighbor (up the road a half mile) who had chickens and they were alongside the road frequently. They always seemed to remain safe.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I'll take the fake chickens. I already spend too much money each year for birdseed.

Maks said...

I love colourful roasters. Fantastic and beautiful! I greet! :)

Deanna said...

I am a chicken lover too...I think some breeds are gorgeous with their bright colors and interesting combinations. You have a fine specimen here. Happy New Year!

Karen S. said...

Alive or metal they speak my language too!

William Kendall said...

Live or replicas, they are colourful!

Christine said...

I love chickens & roosters are literally so cocky! Beautiful feathers!

Snap said...

Very handsome critters. The feather coloring is lovely. Fun post. Happy Critter Day and Happy New Year!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well isn't he a dandy? I don't think I have seen a chicken with turquoise tail feathers before.
Happy New Year to you- I hope it's a great start. I am just glad the rain is over for now and awaiting the first glimmer of winter's arrival.

Linda W. said...

Why did the chicken almost cross the road? :) Pretty bird and nice photos.

Anni said...

Wow...what dazzling colors!! The real one is so pretty.

VP said...

Very nice ones, the real and the fakes...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! They are handsome -- real and fakes!! And, as always, you find the best shots for the day!! I hope you're enjoying a great weekend!! And I am looking forward to another year of your wonderful captures!!! You do make my day!

The Furry Gnome said...

Those are some colourful chickens!

Gayle said...

Wow! He's a beauty!

Ruth Hiebert said...

All the colors on this one are amazing and beautiful.I used to have some Bantams when I was at home and they were quite colourful as well.

Cloudia said...

great texture, and of course that green

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very pretty!

A farmer near my sisters house has chickens that go where they want. And they're right by the horse trail, too. But the chickens seem smart enough not to go too far.
~

Kay said...

I think I agree with Andy: the real one is quite a cool dresser.

Nefertiti said...

Joli ;o)

Marie C said...

He's just gorgeous! I strongly believe in free range, but you have to worry about predators when there's no large enclosure of some kind!

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