The Hen's Loft is an Amazon Associate and is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a commission at no additional cost to you.

Beyond the Ordinary: The World’s Most Unique Chicken Breeds

Frizzle chicken breed

Get ready to be amazed as we journey through the world of chickens and discover some of the most unusual and fascinating breeds you never knew existed! Enjoy this tour of the top 10 most bizarre and quirky chickens, handpicked from some of the rarest and most exotic breeds in the world. From the better known Silkie to the Iman Samami that’s black as night, you’ll be amazed by the unique and striking features of these feathered wonders.

10 Most Unusual Breeds of Chickens

1. Dong Tao Chicken

  • A rare breed of chickens found only in Vietnam
  • Originally bred for fighting
  • Distinctive feature: their fat legs

2. Silkie Chicken

  • Beautiful chickens with a rich history
  • Known for their fur-like feathers and fur hat on their head
  • Five toes instead of the typical four
  • Mainly kept for decoration

3. Israeli Bald Chicken

  • Specially bred by Professor Avigdor Kahaner
  • Plumage turned off to withstand the Israeli heat
  • Meat breed not widely used

4. Iman Samami (Black Rooster)

  • Completely black in color, including bones, meat, and blood
  • Low egg production and small weight make them a rare breed
  • Kept mainly by those who appreciate the unusual

5. Phoenix Chicken

  • Long-tailed bird with a maximum length of three meters
  • Valued in Chinese and Japanese mythology
  • Dark chocolate feathers with a unique pattern

6. Barnevelder Chicken

  • Spectacular appearance and can offer 180 large eggs per year
  • Good prospects for mass breeding
  • Friendly and easily connects with humans

7. Lochenvelder Chicken

image: Livestock Breeds/YouTube
  • Neck and collar are black while the rest is white
  • Only some are half black and half white
  • Egg productivity is 180 eggs per year while chicken weighs about 2 kg

8. Frizzle

Frizzle chicken breed
  • Originated from the Netherlands and are known for their curly feathers
  • Unlike most chickens which have feathers that lay flat, the feathers of frizzles stick out in all directions
  • They lay about 140 eggs per year and weigh between 1.5-2.5 kg

9. Polish

  • They are known for their crested head feathers that stand tall and form a crown-like shape
  • Polish chickens are small in size and are very active and friendly
  • They lay about 160 eggs per year and weigh around 1.5-2 kg

10. Rose Comb

  • These chickens have a unique comb that has the shape of a rose
  • They are also known for their red colored feathers and are friendly and hardy
  • Rose Comb chickens lay around 150-200 eggs per year and weigh between 1.5-2.5 kg
Buy ALL Your Chicken Supplies Here!- Cackle Hatchery
  • Free Shipping on Most Orders Over $25!
Visit Cackle Hatchery
We earn a commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.
fighting roosters

Never Underestimate The Fighting Will of a Rooster (These Roosters Shows Who’s Boss)

free range chickens

Cage-Free Eggs Now a Legal Requirement in Oregon and Washington: Is This The Future of Farming?