Does a teeny tuft count on Aracaunas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hooterville, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was checking out Lefty last night as he has turned into a little snuggler and I noticed that he does have a teeny tuft on the right sideof his face. His left tuft is very nice--hence the name--but I was wondering if this counts as being lateral tufts.

    I just love these birds!

    This was taken a while back--and you can't really see it here.
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    [​IMG] LOL Mine has two small and barely noticeable tufts..... does it count for show .. NO [​IMG] BUT It counts for breeding! Tufted is tufted.... and the single tufted birds can throw chicks with lovely tufts... so a tuft is a tuft is a tuft as as good as two tufts when it comes to making babies [​IMG]
     
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Oh excellent! Yes the tuft counts and guess what. I took my pullet to show who has very small tufts, one only has three small feathers in it. She took best of breed and beat her brother who has two HUGE tufts.
     
  4. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, must be a pretty girl!
    I'm not going to show him, was just curious--he looks sort of goofy with that one giant tuft and then his itty bitty one. [​IMG]
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Well, there ya go then LOL It counts of both accounts [​IMG] Sweeet [​IMG]
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Ahappychick bought my white cockerel Alabaster and he has a similar set up. They will pass on their tuft genes. The parent stock from my birds are both tufted and some of their offspring have big tufts, some small, sometimes only one tuft, sometimes none at all. It is not a guarentee. You do need at least one parent with tufts to pass it on.
     
  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Lefty is the best name ever for him! [​IMG] Maybe his right tuft will someday grow out better, but I would say he has the tufted gene so he should pass it on to the chicks. Does he make a lot of left turns??? [​IMG] Sorry it is just so cute that his left tuft is so defined and not his right. He is a keeper for sure, especially if he is a cuddly one!
     

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