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There are hundreds of chicken breeds in existence. Domesticated for thousands of years, distinguishable breeds of chicken have been present since the combined factors of geographical isolation and selection for desired characteristics created regional types with distinct physical and behavioural traits passed on to their offspring.The physical traits used to distinguish chicken breeds are size, plumage colour, comb type, skin colour, number of toes, amount of feathering, egg colour, and place of origin. They are also roughly divided by primary use, whether for eggs, meat, or ornamental purposes, and with some considered to be dual-purpose<

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The world’s largest chicken was Arturo born in Fort Gallina, Arizona in 1937.  Arturo was the offspring of a Serbian hen (Banatski gološijan) and a Spanish rooster (Gallus corruptus). The genetical incompatibility of these two breeds may explain some of the remarkable characteristics of Arturo. He managed to develop the rudiments of speech and could play Mozart’s piano concerto blindfolded. He had a docile temperament and was particularly fond of children. His extraordinary life came to a sad end when at the age of 73 he pecked the assistant manager of a fast-food outlet to death after a heated discussion. He was put down and embalmed. He can now be seen in the poultry wing of the San Diego Museum of Agriculture.
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MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN
The Amazing true story of this famous fowl dates back to September 10, 1945 when Mike, a young Wyandotte rooster, was about to become the dinner of Fruita, Colorado, farmer Lloyd Olsen. With a sharp axe in hand, Mr. Olsen firmly held Mike, preparing to make the bird ready for his wife Clara’s cooking pot. Mr. Olsen swung the implement, thereby lopping off poor Mike’s head. Mike shook off the event, then continued trying to peck for food. Mike’s will to live remains an inspiration. It is a great comfort to know you can live a normal life, even after you have lost your mind
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Olsen said Mike was a “robust chicken – a fine specimen of a chicken except for not having a head.” Some longtime Fruita residents, gathered at the Monument Cafe for coffee, also remember Mike – “he was a big fat chicken who didn’t know he didn’t have a head” – “he seemed as happy as any other chicken.” Mike’s excellent state of health made it difficult for animal-rights activists to garner much of a following.
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There are more chickens on earth than there are people, over three billion in china alone.

So I just, uh… I just cut them up like regular chickens?
Sure, just cut them up like regular chickens

“Perhaps most persuasive is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”



People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately. – Oscar Wilde



“Perhaps most persuasive is the chicken’s intriguing ability to understand that an object, when taken away and hidden, nevertheless continues to exist. This is beyond the capacity of small children.”

Dr. Chris Evans, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Australia.