"White Silkie Chickens" Norris Favorite Tip by Stephen-KarenConn
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Favorite thing: These White Silkies were among the rare breeds of poultry we saw at the Museum of Appalachia. The birds have free range over the entire 65 acres so you may see them anywhere. I particularly enjoyed this since I used to raise rare breeds of poultry as a hobby.
These peculiar fowls, seldom seen today, are mentioned by several of the oldest naturalists, "hair like cats" being one of the expressions used to describe their plumage. They are believed to have originated in China, and are sometimes called Japanese Silkies. The breed was one of those brought to America by early pioneer explorers and settlers.