Well, I would consider cochins designer, but I'm biased lol!
Here are a few photos of the designer chickens, for all you chicken lovers out there!
Columbian Cochin Bantams
Silkies, the poodles of the chicken world!
So I've heard. If you haven't you should check out backyardchicken.com lots of stuff to learn about on there! Some chickens at auction around here go for $30, which I still think is ridiculous. I've seen people trying to sell chicks for $7 each, also ridiculous. There is a big run on chickens this year since everyone's so afraid the end of the world is nigh! :p
Becky - pretty chickens :) I do have a frizzle banty mostly cause I like to laugh at the poor creature! I do think silkies are pretty, just not for me, I like heavy breeds that produce well. I have light brahmas and orpingtons, then the other odd ball chickens from the feed store and those roosters the lady gave me. I don't mind the banties from the feed store, but those roos are gonna have to go, they're starting to go after my young ones, and by that I mean young chickens, not kids! It'd probably be different if I had any hens, but we just started our flock over since we moved, so these 6-7 month old males are beginning to discover hormones, but all my pullets are only 2-3 months old.