I hatched out a chick from one of my own chickens, mainly to find out if I could. I know that mama was a hatchery EE, pretty egg, so I thought I would hatch it. I had no idea who daddy bird was.
Now I know.
As 'it' develops, it looks a little like an EE, with earmuffs--but it also has a really funny looking tophat. So it HAS to be my awful Polish roo. I guess I shouldn't knock him, poor guy, he has NO tail feathers after a fox encounter, and they never grew back, and I don't know how he survives, because I never see him eat or do anything but make my poor hens have no feathers on their backs.
I am going to have to, um, cull him and not keep ANY roos except those I specifically want for breeding.
Anway, this chick, and I hope it is a pullet but I can't tell, is really odd looking.