10 Fancy Chickens That Go Viral On Social Media

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Move over cats; fancy chickens are taking over social media from now! From fluffy feathers to striking colors, these chickens are the hottest thing in social media land. Let’s cover ten fancy chicken breeds that will make you a social media superstar!

  1. Frizzle Chicken
  2. Silkies
  3. Ayam Cemani
  4. Belgian Bearded D’Uccle Bantam
  5. White Faced Black Spanish
  6. Polish
  7. Faverolles
  8. Cochin (Pekin) Bantam
  9. Vorwerk
  10. Colorful Egg Layers

1. Frizzle Chicken

First and foremost, let’s get a common misconception out of the way: while Frizzle chickens are considered a breed in some countries, they are generally considered a chicken variety rather than a breed.

In other words, a Frizzle variety can be found in multiple chicken breeds, including Polish, Silkies, and Cochins, but also in Easter Eggers or other hybrid chickens.

frizzle chickens are popular on social media because they are fancy chickens
Credits: @emseggers (IG)

Frizzle chickens carry the frizzle gene, meaning their feathers curl upwards, giving them a unique fluffy and cute look.

Because of their cuteness and fancy look, frizzle chickens are incredibly popular on social media. Many people are drawn to their distinct appearance and share photos and videos of Frizzle chickens on platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.

Frizzle chickens are a low-maintenance, resilient, and easy-to-care-for breed.

They can thrive in various climates and require minimal care. As they are generally small in size, they do not consume a significant amount of food.

Credits: @emseggers (IG)

Additionally, Frizzles are known for their docile temperament, making them excellent pets and a favorite among chicken enthusiasts.

Overall, Frizzle chickens’ adorable appearance and charming personality have made them a viral sensation on social media.

2. Silkies

Do Silkie chickens need any introduction? Their name is as soft as their look! These fluffy chickens are a favorite among chicken keepers with small children because of their unique feathering and sweet nature.

a buff silkie chicken
Credits: @persnicketpoultry (IG)

Silkies can be real social media superstars due to their fluffy plumage, black skin, and crested feathers on their heads.

The most popular color is Silkies is white, but black and buff are gaining popularity each day. Black chicken breeds look mysterious and draw the attention of many chicken enthusiasts. While buff makes them look like a golden fluffy ball of feathers.

Silkies are known for their gentle and docile temperament, which makes them an ideal breed for families with children. You can even teach them how to wear chicken diapers and keep them inside the house. They make great pets!

Black and white silkie chickens

They are relatively low-maintenance compared to other breeds, making them a popular choice. Silkies are quite cold-hardy, but they don’t do well in wet and muddy environments because of their fluffy feathers.

3. Ayam Cemani

If you’re looking for the ‘Lamborghini of poultry’, you’ve come to the right place. An Ayam Cemani is a fancy ultra-black luxury chicken breed with a lovely upright stand and, therefore, a true social media sensation.

an ayam cemani chicken, a fancy chicken breed
Credits: @hatchitfarms (IG)

These birds are unique because they boast a black appearance from head to toe, thanks to a genetic mutation known as fibromelanosis (fibro).

Everything on this chicken is black: black skin, feathers, bones, and internal organs. Everything except for the eggs, the eggs of an Ayam Cemani are cream-colored, not black. There are no chicken breeds that lay black eggs.

Their rarity and exotic origins add to their allure, making them highly coveted among chicken keepers and animal lovers. Ayam Cemani chickens are among the most expensive chicken breeds in the world, with prices for unsexed chicks varying between $70 and $2500.

Many people are fascinated by the idea of owning such an expensive and unique chicken breed, which has further contributed to their popularity on social media.

Credits: @hatchitfarms (IG)

If you’re not willing to shell out a large sum of money for a purebred Ayam Cemani, other all-black chicken breeds share the same genetic mutation responsible for their black appearance. Mystic Onyx chickens or Fibro Easter Eggers are sold for around $5 to $20 per sexed chick and are also completely black.

4. Belgian Bearded D’Uccle Bantam

While their name might be a mouthful, Belgian Bearded D’Uccle Bantams gained much popularity on social media due to their adorable appearance and rareness.

belgian bearded d'uccle millefleur

These chickens are small and fluffy, with distinctive feathered beards and heavily feathered feet. They are a true bantam breed, meaning a naturally small breed with no large or standard-size counterpart, and weigh around 1.5 to 2 pounds (650 grams to 750 grams).

If you want to stand out on your social media account, a Millefleur Belgian D’Uccle is the right choice. The millefleur pattern is beautiful and resembles numerous small flowers being printed on the feathers. This explains the name, meaning ‘a thousand flowers’ in French.

Belgian d’Uccle chickens are renowned for their sociable and friendly temperament. These birds are typically mellow, which makes them an ideal choice for families with kids. They are often curious and love interacting with humans.

a millefleur d'uccle chicken

And hey, if you can master the pronunciation of their name, you’ll earn some serious chicken-keeping bragging rights!

5. White Faced Black Spanish

Another mouthful and fancy chicken breed that does well on social media is the White Faced Black Spanish. This breed, originating in Spain, has a striking appearance with its glossy black feathers and contrasting white face and earlobes.

white faced black spanish chicken
Credits: @big_ash_farm (IG)

Their unique look, which resembles a clown face, makes them stand out among other breeds. They look aristocratic and posh, almost like a Spanish don.

However, it’s essential to note that they require more care than other chicken breeds. As White Faced Black Spanish are not cold-resistant, they are not suited for colder regions.

While not aggressive, they are not the most human-friendly birds, making them a wrong fit for those who enjoy cuddling and holding their chickens to include them in social media posts.

But plenty of popular Instagram accounts show their flock exploring during free-ranging time, interacting with other chickens, or enjoying treats. A White Faced Black Spanish would be perfect in that case.

a white faced black spanish, a famous fancy black chicken
Credits: @big_ash_farm (IG)

They are also known for their egg-laying capabilities and ability to forage well, making them a visually appealing addition to any flock and online.

6. Polish

Polish chickens are unique and look like they wear a fancy hat or have a pun rocker hairstyle. We couldn’t leave this breed out of our fancy chickens’ list.

a polish chicken

Their quirky appearance makes them incredibly popular among chicken keepers with kids. They make great pets; you can even teach them to do tricks!

Polish chickens have an adorable appearance and make great pet chickens due to their affectionate nature towards humans.

They are gentle, easy-going birds. However, they can be skittish so that they may roost in unexpected places, such as trees, instead of their coop.

7. Faverolles

Faverolles are very popular on social media because of their unique look, especially the salmon-colored variety. Their fluffy feathers, beards, and muffs make them real Instagram stars, and their sweet personality makes them appealing as pets.

Credits: @fabulous_faverolles (IG)

Additionally, Faverolles birds are not that common. Many people don’t know this fluffy breed and enjoy sharing and liking videos of them on social media.

Faverolles chickens originate in France and have heavy and large bodies. While they are commonly kept as an ornamental bird, Faverolles are great pet chickens. The breed is known for their extremely friendly and docile nature.

Show others photos of your Faverolles in action. Share video’s of them doing funny or sweet things; this will showcase their unique personalities.

8. Cochin (Pekin) Bantam

Cochin Bantams, also called Pekin Bantams, are a beloved chicken breed among families due to their soft appearance. They are low-maintenance and easy to handle, making them beginner-friendly.

Cochin Bantams are, just like the Belgian Bearded D’Uccle Bantam, a true bantam breed. They have no large fowl counterpart, despite the Cochin also being a popular chicken breed. But are, however, not related.

They are extremely popular on social media due to their feathered feet, heavy appearance, and friendly personalities. Additionally, Cochin Bantams are quite humorous chickens. Imagine them waddling and running around with their heavy bodies and fluffy feathers.

This makes them the perfect subjects for funny videos.

9. Vorwerk

You may be surprised to find the Vorwerk chicken on this list, but they are an astonishing and fancy chicken breed. Vorwerks have beautiful golden brown and black feathers.

vorwerk chicken are also fancy chickens
Credits: @vorwerkzwerge (IG)

On social media, many chicken keepers like to showcase their rare and unique breeds, and the Vorwerk chicken is no exception. Many people are drawn to rare things, and showing a unique breed as Vorwerk chickens, can help to make your account go viral.

Vorwerk chickens also have friendly and curious personalities, making them a joy to watch and interact with. They are also very active and can be a bit flighty. They are not lap chickens, like Cochin Bantams or Silkies.

10. Colorful Egg Layers

If you’ve spent any time scrolling through chicken-related content on social media, you’ve likely come across colorful egg baskets.

a nesting box filled with chicken eggs

These chickens, known as Easter Eggers, Ameraucanas, Americana, Olive Eggers, Araucana chickens, and others, are extremely popular among social media users. Not because they look extraordinary but because they all lay beautifully colored eggs.

Many people are only used to seeing brown or white eggs at their grocery store, so seeing blue or green eggs can be exciting.

Colorful eggs can make visually appealing content for social media, even if your chicken itself doesn’t look that different. Creatively arrange the eggs, or display them in a cool basket, and you’ll easily draw visitors’ attention.

an egg basket filled colorful eggs
Credits: @emseggers (IG)

If we have tickled your interest and you would like to get some colorful egg layers, check out our article ‘10 Popular Chickens With Colored Eggs‘.

How To Run A Succesful Chicken Social Media Account?

Becoming a pet influencer on Instagram or TikTok doesn’t happen in one day. You’ll have to be patient and it requires time, effort, and dedication. But there are things you can do to increase your chances of success.

How to Become a Chicken Influencer?

  • Post consistently: Creating a posting schedule to ensure you post content regularly is key when it comes to building a following on social media.
  • Create quality content: Make sure your photos and videos aren’t blurry. Make sure your content stands out.
  • Use hashtags: Using relevant hashtags helps to increase your reach and visibility.
  • Engage with followers/audience: Respond to comments, ask questions, create polls, and reply to direct messages.
  • Share interesting information: Share tips, tricks, and interesting facts. This can help establish you as an authority.
  • Use humor: Show videos or photos of funny situations or mix a funny audio fragment with a video.
  • Be authentic: Share genuine love and passion for your animals, and more importantly, be honest about your experiences and opinions. Don’t copy content from others but create your own unique posts that reflect your personality.
  • Be patient: Building a network and a following on social media takes time.
  • HAVE FUN: Don’t forget to enjoy running your account! Interact with your followers and have fun with the community you are building.


Chickens have always been popular farm animals but have recently become increasingly popular on social media. Some chicken breeds are real Instagram superstars! These fancy chickens are not only beautiful, they also have distinct personalities and unique features to make them stand out.

From fluffy feet to colored eggs, these chickens are truly a sight to behold and will capture the hearts of social media users worldwide.

There are hundreds of chicken breeds in the world! If you want to get to know them all, rare or common, heritage or hybrid, go to our ‘All Chicken Breeds & Types Worldwide: List of 500+ Breeds‘.

Credits Featured Image: Credits: @persnicketpoultry (IG)

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Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The editorial team consists of 3rd generation chicken owners Kat, journalist, editor-in-chief, and Nick, working with illustrators and specialists in the field.