Cone Head??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 96chevy, May 29, 2016.

  1. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched some chickens a few weeks ago. The second one to hatch literally looks like a cone head... I have no idea why s/he looks this way but it's doing totally fine. The other birds don't pick in it and it has no other visible problems. In fact it's usually the first one to eat and is almost more active than the rest. But, why on earth does it look like this though??
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Are you certain that it is not a chick from a crested breed? Some breeds can have vaulted skulls.
     
  3. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a diagram of what a vaulted skull looks like compared to a normal skull. It is something that all polish and silkie chickens have that allow them to grow those funky feathers on their heads.
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    Here is a silkie chick with a vaulted skull.

    Post some pictures so we can help more!

    Hope I helped!
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  4. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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  5. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    S/He's supposed to be an Ameuricana. But it could be mixed with something I guess, but I'm not sure the lady I got him from had silkies. She did have some weird bread with no feathers on its neck but it's head was fluffy like a silkie. :)
     
  6. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    Breed not bread.... Lol
     
  7. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    Update on conehead: he's doing well and becoming quite pretty! His new name is darth Vader as we named all our newest chickens something from the series, including white silkies which are known as storm troopers. Here's a few pics of him! [​IMG]
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  8. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got a part-naked neck! They are SO cool! Those are what you saw at the place. They are anouther vaulted skull bred that grow feather out of their head all funky. So this all makes sence now![​IMG]
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Neat, though I hate it when people CLAIM to know what breed they are selling if they don't keep separate pens.

    Glad it's healthy.... and fun to look at! [​IMG]
     
  10. 96chevy

    96chevy Out Of The Brooder

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    Will he loose feathers on his neck?!? Those things are so ugly lol The lady did say she couldn't guarantee they weren't mixed except for the barred rocks she had which were separated. He's cool :)
     

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