ornamental fowl

ornamental fowl

any of several breeds of fowl used for ornamental purposes, e.g. bantams, game birds and many other breeds such as the Yokohama, Silver spangled Hamburgs, Bearded silver Polish.
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Specific licensing arrangements relating to the importation of poultry and hatching eggs, ornamental fowl, racing pigeons and captive birds from GB remain in place.
Hardy and self sufficient, it finds little place on the modern farm and, other than supplying some niche markets, it is now usually kept in small numbers more as an ornamental fowl than as proper livestock.