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State of Delaware
Delaware State Bird
Name: Blue Hen Chicken
Binomial Name: Gallus gallus
Adopted: Legislation of 1939
The Blue Hen Chicken (Gallus gallus) is a domesticated bird.
The plumage of the Blue Hen Chicken is gold, red, brown, dark maroon, orange, with a bit of metallic green and gray. There are also some white and olive feathers and two white patches, shaped like an ear, appear on either side of the head. It can be distinguish from other chickens not only by these white patches, but also by the grayish feet.
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