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Chickens In Tutus Is A Thing And They Look Lovely (24 Pics)
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Chickens In Tutus Is A Thing And They Look Lovely (24 Pics)

The common chicken is not known for being particularly stunning – but a new fad has allowed these farm birds to peacock around the yard. Photos of chickens in tutu skirts have been paraded across the internet and we all agree it is our new favorite thing. Forget chickens in diapers, these robust birds have been accessorized to look stage-ready with ballet tutus, and you won’t be able to hold your applause.

Bored Panda has collected an ensemble of chasséing chickens in their tulle tutus that are sure to make you smile and maybe even dance. Scroll down below to check out these adorable chicken photos and don’t forget to upvote your favs!

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Animals may not be able to perform the same elaborate choreography that humans do, but that doesn’t mean they don’t dance. According to Ed Hagen, an anthropologist at Washington State University, who has researched the roots of dance, we can observe lots of animals dancing in nature. These movements can help communicate important information and help find a mate. The process of using dance to find a mate is part of something called courtship – which can be observed in chickens.

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Extension poultry scientists from the University of Georgia explains the courtship and mating of chickens as a sequence of events: “dropping one wing and dancing in a circle (the lowered wing will be on the inside of the circle dance). The hen will crouch (dip her head and body) to indicate receptiveness to the male. The rooster will then mount the hen and grab her comb, neck feathers, or the skin on the back of her head or neck to help hold onto the hen’s back.”

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Another dance performed by roosters is called ‘tidbitting’ in which they make sounds (food calls) and move their head up and down while picking up and dropping a bit of food. Researchers have found that females prefer males that frequently perform tidbitting and have larger, brighter combs on the tops of their heads.

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There are more chickens than people on earth – 25 billion. There are also more chickens than any other bird species. Chickens were first domesticated in Southern China around 8,000 years ago in 6000 B.C. These birds have prehistoric roots and are the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Chickens are more intelligent than many humans may realize. They can remember over 100 different faces of people or animals, with memories rivaling those of elephants. Some Research suggests that chickens are more clever than toddlers. Hens have exhibited mathematical reasoning, self-control and even structural engineering.

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
2 years ago

What do I think? That stupid people have more money than sense. Do NOT put your chicken in a tutu you silly person. Hens should be out and about, digging for bugs and enjoying the sunshine. Not catering to your stupid wish to have "cute" instagram pics. I'm fed up with things like this. STOP IT!! My five hen girls, Shelley, Willow, Laurel, Hazel and Holly would hate this.

Momo Skarsgård
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2 years ago

I agree %1000! Looking at the pictures made me feel uncomfortable.

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Slinkman
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2 years ago (edited)

I have (in most cases) something against putting animals in cloths etc. They cannot speak and i doubt if the mayority of the pets even like it wearing them. Just put cloths on yourself but leave your animals alone (except when the clothes have a more meaningfull purpose than just 'looking cute').

Zelda Blue
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2 years ago

I agree with you 100%. If you look at the expressions on many of these chick's faces you can totally tell that the tutus ruffled some feathers. I will only put a sweater or coat on my Whippet during the winter because she gets cold going out in the MN weather. I refuse to dress them in costumes or anything else.

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TheAnimeGirl
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2 years ago

So so sweet. Can we not hate and just appreciate these adorable little animals. I grew up on a farm so I know these animals wouldn't mind this that much!

Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele
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2 years ago

My chickens actually seem to enjoy watching themselves in the mirror when they are wearing their tutus.

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
2 years ago

What do I think? That stupid people have more money than sense. Do NOT put your chicken in a tutu you silly person. Hens should be out and about, digging for bugs and enjoying the sunshine. Not catering to your stupid wish to have "cute" instagram pics. I'm fed up with things like this. STOP IT!! My five hen girls, Shelley, Willow, Laurel, Hazel and Holly would hate this.

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
2 years ago

I agree %1000! Looking at the pictures made me feel uncomfortable.

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I have (in most cases) something against putting animals in cloths etc. They cannot speak and i doubt if the mayority of the pets even like it wearing them. Just put cloths on yourself but leave your animals alone (except when the clothes have a more meaningfull purpose than just 'looking cute').

Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

I agree with you 100%. If you look at the expressions on many of these chick's faces you can totally tell that the tutus ruffled some feathers. I will only put a sweater or coat on my Whippet during the winter because she gets cold going out in the MN weather. I refuse to dress them in costumes or anything else.

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TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

So so sweet. Can we not hate and just appreciate these adorable little animals. I grew up on a farm so I know these animals wouldn't mind this that much!

Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele
Community Member
2 years ago

My chickens actually seem to enjoy watching themselves in the mirror when they are wearing their tutus.

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