Another pinner wrote: My favorite breed of chicken - Cochins. They come in standard & bantam sizes. The bantams are excellent sitters. Both sizes are easily domesticated & make loving pets for the children or yourself.
Sumatra: The Sumatra chicken is gorgeous with it's black plumage shimmering beetle green in the sunlight. An American heritage chicken breed that is at risk of becoming extinct soon without our help. Save genetic diversity and save our heritage breeds.
Appenzeller Spitzhauben rooster - photo by Tami Johnson; This is the national breed of Switzerland, having existed there for centuries. The feathers of the crest are forward facing, and some feathers have black tips.