Are these ear tufts?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickencoop97, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. chickencoop97

    chickencoop97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just took in this hen from a pet shop today and also I've read about the ear tuft gene being lethal and personally I don't want this gene in my flock. Any thoughts if this indeed is an ear tuft? And also what breed this pullet is :)
     
  2. chickencoop97

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Those are definitely ear tuft. She looks like a mixed breed.
     
  4. chickencoop97

    chickencoop97 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just as I thought.. Thanks mate!:) btw, if I breed her with a male with no ear tufts then I'll be getting 1/2 with ear tuft and 1/2 with none right? Btw I'm from the Philippines and this is how it is with our "native" chicken here - it's mix breed so we definitely can't call it a breed. Just sharing :D
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    That looks like a beard and muff to me.

    Google Araucana chickens, they have ear tufts.
     
  6. chickencoop97

    chickencoop97 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they the only chicken breed to have ear tufts?
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    You hen has muffs/ beard. The muffs aren't a lethal gene, but true tufts on both parents can be. Here's what tufts look like

    He's a araucana mix

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  8. chickencoop97

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    Thanks really for all the feedback guys! I really appreciate it :)
     
  9. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A single bird with the ear tuft gene will not produce lethal eggs unless you breed her own tufted chicks back to her or together[having two ear tuft genes will kill the egg], so no worries about that.

    But those are Beard/Muffs, so no lethal gene at all.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014

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