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ROYAL CHICK­ENS

Your Chickens - - Info | Glossary -

Chick­ens have long been pop­u­lar with our Royal Fam­ily. Prince Ge­orge and Princess Char­lotte have five chick­ens at their home in Nor­folk, as well as eggs in the in­cu­ba­tor. Their mum, Kate (the Duchess of Cam­bridge), says the chil­dren can’t wait to see the chicks hatch out! Ge­orge and Char­lotte’s grand­fa­ther is Prince Charles, and he is Pa­tron of the Poul­try Club of Great Bri­tain. He also keeps Wel­sum­mers and Marans at his High­grove es­tate, and en­ters their eggs in shows. Prince Charles’ grand­mother (the mother of our Queen), loved her flock of Buff Or­p­ing­tons and was very proud to be Pa­tron of the Buff Or­p­ing­ton So­ci­ety.

Go­ing even fur­ther back in time, it was Queen Vic­to­ria who re­ally started the chicken craze. She was very amused when pre­sented with nine Brah­mas and built them a spe­cial chicken palace where she and Prince Al­bert could sit and watch them. Peo­ple loved to copy the Queen, so soon chicken breed­ing and show­ing be­came very pop­u­lar. Many of the breeds we know and love to­day were cre­ated dur­ing the Vic­to­rian age.

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