A crest? What is going on with my EE?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tinuviel_k, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. tinuviel_k

    tinuviel_k New Egg

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    One of my Easter Egger chicks is developing what looks to be a crest or a tuft on top of her head. Is this a normal occurrence? I've never seen any EE pics with feathers quite like this up top.

    Here she (he?) is at 5.5 weeks...

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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    That's not an EE.
     
  3. KristinaE

    KristinaE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas? There were three EE in the order and they all looked like micro-chipmunks. The other one had big fuzzy cheeks, this one was slim cheeked. This one is starting to develop feathers on her legs, the other is developing blue legs.

    Her feather coloring is very beautiful; a kind of subtle rose-gray on the breast, interesting feather pattern in the back (you can click on the pic to make it bigger). I haven't seen anything quite like it.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a cream Legbar.
     
  5. KristinaE

    KristinaE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well! That would be an error in my favor! I wanted one of those but thought my guy would get a little ticked if I bought a $50 chick.
     
  6. tinuviel_k

    tinuviel_k New Egg

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    Well Keesmom, I looked around at cream legbar chicks and I believe you are right... I am quite sure that is what she is, or at least she has some in her background. Her coloring matches the cream legbar pullets perfectly, and she certainly has the crest. The only thing throwing me is the feather development on her legs. She had that even as a chick.
     
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