Beaks On Fleek: Meet up with A few of Colorado’s Most Charming Chickens Leave a comment

Cover captionPatsy, a Laced Polish hen, took household the award for Prettiest Plumage. Her proprietor, Kristina Cash, suggests the hen’s “Phyllis Diller hair” stops her from viewing clearly, so she generally operates into points.PreviousNextLuke Runyon/Harvest General public Media Disguise captionCale Whicker, with Mi s Felicia Extravagant Feet, displays their award to the competition’s best-dre sed rooster.PreviousNextLuke Runyon/Harvest Public Media Conceal captionAn Easter Egger named Agnes snagged the year’s Greatest in Demonstrate award.PreviousNextLuke Runyon/Harvest Public Media one of 3iView slideshow Chickens usually are not cla sic pets. But with hen coops arising in additional and more urban and suburban backyards, some homeowners just take equally as much pride inside their poultry since they do inside their puppies or cats so much to make sure that they are primping and preening them for beauty contests. With a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Fort Collins, Colo., sixteen on the region’s very best hens and roosters competed for a opportunity to gain Ideal in Clearly show in the 2016 Prettiest Chicken Contest. The function occurred at the Wolverine Farm Letterpre s & Publick House a publishing house, bar and print shop that hosts quirky community events. Enlarge this imageThe favorite activity of this Polish Crested hen named Hen is listed as “chasing chihuahuas.”Luke Runyon/Harvest Community Mediahide captiontoggle captionLuke Runyon/Harvest Community MediaThe favorite activity of this Polish Crested hen named Chicken is listed as “chasing chihuahuas. “Luke Runyon/Harvest General public MediaSome on the urban chickens performed tricks one pale-feathered rooster named Bruce pretended to sleep on command while others, like Buff Brahma hen Skip Felicia Extravagant Toes, donned costumes. (She wore a dapper emerald green hat.) “You hear people talk about chickens just like they’d talk about any of their other pets,” states Wolverine Farm’s operator Todd Simmons. “They’re excited about their different breeds and their different personalities.” One Polish Crested hen named Rooster, for instance, listed her favorite activity as “chasing Chihuahuas.” Her competitor, Jeff, a red-combed rooster with emerald plumage, informed judges that he prefers predawn crowing, naturally. White Leghorn, Dove, would use her fame and notoriety from the competition, quite appropriately, to work for world peace. “I think people have really been expanding their knowledge on the breeds they know the Rhode Island Reds, the Leghorns, the Barred Rocks and getting into many of the much more exotic breeds,” Simmons adds. Enlarge this imageLeopold Simmons with his Leghorn, Dove.Luke Runyon/Harvest General public Mediahide captiontoggle captionLuke Runyon/Harvest Public MediaLeopold Simmons with his Leghorn, Dove.Luke Runyon/Harvest Community MediaPatsy, who pecked her way to the top to win the award for Prettiest Plumage, is a Laced Polish hen. She’s a unique breed, with what her proprietor Kristina Funds describes as “Phyllis Diller hair.” Though that impo sibly fashionable plumage, Money states, prevents Patsy from seeing evidently, so she typically runs into matters.An Easter Egger named Agnes landed Ideal in Demonstrate. For consolation prizes, other chickens collected Loveliest Legs and Coolest Cluck. Mi s out on Felicia Extravagant Feet, of course, won Best Dre sed. This year’s contest was the inaugural celebration, but Simmons suggests the hope is to make it a recurring contest.Luke Runyon reports for Harvest Public Media and is based at member station KUNC in Greeley, Colo.

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