I am extremely ecstatic to add a new breed of animal to my list of favourite animals. Meet the silkie chicken.
Not only is it atypically fluffy, with feathers lacking functioning barbicels so that they resemble down and render the chicken flightless, it also has black skin, flesh and bones. AND they have blue earlobes. AND five toes when most chickens have four. They are also very docile and motherly.
Utterly enamored. Not sure why but black chickens are hot. I don’t even like black cats. Or crows. But black chickens? Yes please. (Another favourite I’m adding to my list tonight - the Ayam Cemani. A completely black chicken, including its organs. Fascinating.)