I looked at both and am still confused. A certain confirmation must be beyond my ability to understand. I have some that look like both. It was interesting reading about double "tuft" birds are hard to raise and die in the egg or within a few days of hatching.
That could have been part of my trouble getting me EE's to hatch. Or it was cheap incubators and temp and humidity errors.
I guess I need picture books like any kindergartener.
My chickens have taken to living under the deck. My DW hates it. I think it is fine. She also hates the turkeys and guineas on the deck, that does not bother me either, but I digress.
I am doing my wifely duties while Judy is at work. I have been cleaning the fridge out and I found some olives that were beyond human consumption. I took them outside to throw the birds. I saw no birds except for Ed ( the Partridge chanticleer EJB gave me). He was out in the drive just walking tall like he does. I threw the olives to him. He went nuts!
Instead of eating one he went into that weird noise he makes when he thinks he has a treasure to give his girls. All of a sudden I had tons of hens coming from under the deck to the olives. I watched him a bit and he did not eat one single olive he gave them all away. The whole time he was making that noise and prancing about like he was God's gift to hens. He is just one amazing rooster. He never starts a fight, finishes a few now and then.
One of the hens was being harassed by a turkey this morning, Ed even put an end to that...
I am so grateful EJB threw him in when I got Ole, Ole was who I wanted, Ed is 10x the rooster Ole every was. (RIP Ole)...
Edited by duluthralphie - 12/18/15 at 11:29am