Genomic regions associated with dermal hyperpigmentation, polydactyly and other morphological traits in the Silkie chicken
In October 2013, a group of 280 silkie chickens
and guinea fowl was introduced to the warehouse and subsequently exhibited signs of illness: many of these birds died during the next 3 months.
The Secret Lives of Chickens or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond collects anecdotes of the many quirks and unique personalities of the chickens she cared for, from a proud, even-tempered rooster named Sarge to the proud Rhode Island Red hens, to the gentle Silkie chickens
These included pigeons, pheasants, silkie chickens
, guinea fowls, and chukar partridges.
Because the numbers of minor poultry (poultry other than chickens) sampled during this period were smaller, we included additional data (413 paired specimens collected from August 2005 through November 2006) obtained from cages holding silkie chickens
, guinea fowls, pigeons, chukars, and pheasants.