Those who keep up with Hollywood gossip will recognize “Bennifer” as the iconic portmanteau/relationship name for Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. While we don’t think it was a coincidence that Christina Hall’s silkie chicken shares this name with such a noteworthy Hollywood duo, the story behind its name is even more complex than you might think.
Fans first got a glimpse of the fluffy bird in episode six of “Christina in the Country,” in which Hall introduces her children to their new coop and flock. During the segment, Taylor, then aged 12, can be seen holding the silver-feathered pet, later admitting that her favorite chicken is Jennifer. The silkie would be referred to as both Jennifer and Hennifer afterward, with the little guy showing up on Hall’s Instagram in the following weeks.
In December of 2022, the HGTV star similarly took to Instagram to share that the bird was taking on a third iteration of its name. “So we have a chicken named Jennifer who we found out is now Bennifer,” she explained in an Instagram Live, mentioning that an expert had correctly identified the chicken’s sex. “I truly thought it was a girl. Silkies are a complicated species because they kind of all look like girls” (per Heavy).
Post source: The List