Icelandic-flock-foraging

Icelandics are highly capable foragers, having been selected for a thousand years on Icelandic smallholdings where they were expected to see to their own needs. I range my flock in biologically diverse areas such as these woods, in which I have assembled a series of “organic debris fields”—composty areas rife with decomposer organisms. Note the extreme visual diversity: Because Icelandics were selected for their utilitarian traits rather than conformation to a breed standard, they are highly variable for feather and shank color, pattern, and even comb style.

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