Crazy hair-do chickens... which breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sheeshshe, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    Ok, can you name me all the breeds with crazy hair do's? "crest" :) I saw a picture of one once that I LOVED but I can't figure out what it was :)
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Polish, Crevecouers, Sultans, Spitzhaubens, Brabanters, Sulmtalers, Icelandics, Toppy Gamefowl, Chilean Cresteds, Silkies, Houdans, to name some.

    Polish come in many colors like Silver Laced, Gold Laced, Buff Laced, White Crested Black, White Crested Blue, Black Crested White, Tolbunt, Crele, White, Black, etc. They are probably the most common although some colors are very rare, they have the largest crest of the breeds though.

    Crevecouers are always solid black in the US and are seldom seen.

    Sultans are solid white in the US and are also seldom seen, they also have heavily feathered legs and toes.

    Houdans are mottled (black with white tipped feathers) in the US and are seldom seen, they have five toes instead of four.

    Brabanters and Spitzhaubens have much smaller crests than the others and come in spangled colors, that is, they're either solid orange, yellow, or white with little specks of black on each feather. Their crests stick straight up.

    It might help to google some of those, the Polish especially, in each color. If you saw something really neat and have never seen it before it probably is a rare color of Polish or something like a Houdan or Brabanter.
  3. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    Long Island
    Also try Cream Legbars.

    They were recently imported by Greenfire farms and are becoming very popular. Besides having a small crest they lay blue eggs and are auto sexing, sweet!

  4. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    thank you! I will google them all. I like the spiky look HA!! The polish seem to be more of a poof from what I've seen.

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