Elton John Mini Frizzle Rooster

The "King" of the Chickens

Elton John might look a little frazzled, but his frizzly feathers are what make him stand out. He's not be the biggest rooster at Shepperly Farm, but that doesn't bother him. He thinks he's the king nonetheless. His fluffy and unruly feathers perfectly match the over the top costumes of Elton John in the 1970s- and we love him for that. 

Pictures of Elton John

Shepperly Farm Fun Facts

This breed originated in Asia as far back as the 18th century.

Their showy feathers and unique patterns remain a mystery- no one knows how their feathers got that way! But what makes the feathers stand out is that instead of laying flat like most chickens, the ends of Frizzle's feathers curl up.

Thanks to their flashy feathers, Frizzles are often shown at animal shows and take home many prizes, because no two Frizzle's feathers will look exactly alike. 

Though they look frazzled and over the top, Frizzles are actually a very docile, gentle and loving breed of chicken who get along well with mixed flocks and will happily be handled by humans.

Frizzle hens lay cream colored eggs and typically produce around 150 eggs per year. Frizzles aren't the most prolific egg layers, but they are the most fun breed to watch prance around the farm!

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Where Fur and Fun Meet

Join us at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo, where our animals are family. We have over 100 animals who love to be around people. All of our animals love to be pet, scratched and loved on by our visitors to the farm. We hope you come to Shepperly Farm and learn something new and leave with a new found appreciation and respect for animals. But it's not just animals here- we also have concessions, yard games and a party room with vintage, coin-operated arcade games. 

So come down to the farm, relax, and have fun with our furry pals! 

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Meet Our Furry Friends

We are proud to have over 100 animals at our petting zoo for your family to enjoy. All of our animals are taken care of and loved every day. We have wallabies, chickens, goats, alpacas, rabbits, donkeys, ponies, ducks, pigs and more. During your time here, feel free to pet, scratch and love on all of the animals who call this farm home. Animals can provide great comfort and relaxation, so we hope your soul feels refreshed after visiting Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo in Cañon City, Colorado.

Enjoy meeting all of our furry friends here at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo!