05 Inktober 2018 – Chicken


Today I learned that the skin hanging underneath a rooster’s neck is known as the wattle. Wattles are the same color as the fleshy skin, or comb, on a rooster’s head. The shape and size of the wattle varies depending on the breed. A healthy wattle is soft, blemish-free and deep red, which indicates good blood flow.

This is a Polish (sometimes called the Poland), which is a European breed, possibly originating from Netherlands, where the oldest accounts of these birds are tracked. This strange breed is easily distinguished by the fine crest that both hens and roosters sport on their heads.

I had fun drawing this.

Read more: http://www.strangeanimals.info/2014/07/11-strange-and-bizzare-breeds-of-chicken.html#ixzz5UNcOdhw0

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