Monday, March 14, 2016

Chicken Check

To all the Chicken lovers out there, this post is definitely for you! While visiting the Smokies in May of last year, I spotted a checkered board chicken, or three actually, lazying about on the lawn next to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Turns out they are Dominique Chickens. Dominique Chickens or Pilgrim Fowl were considered America's very first Chicken breed originating during the colonial period. If you buy brown eggs at the market, they are probably from a Dominique Chicken. They are not only breeded for their egg production but also for their meat. I can't believe I never had seen a Dominique Chicken until my visit to the Smokies. Amazing. I love their checkered pattern. Too cute. ENJOY!


  1. such a pretty chicken and a marvelous image, her feathers are beautiful.

  2. Wow - so crisp - I can count the feathers. And those feet!