Fluffy cheeks chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fuzidragonbunnie, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. fuzidragonbunnie

    fuzidragonbunnie Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2009
    We acquired a few months ago, some really beautiful chickens. They have blocky bodies, and are goldish red with black tipped feathers, but their most unique feature are fluffy cheeks-they look like the English mutton chops style. Does anyone know what breed they might be?[​IMG]
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter Eggers? Do you have any pictures?
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    You should post some pictures! That could help us all determine what breed they are a lot quicker.

    However, the most common chicken breed I'd say with muffs or beards (poofy cheeks) are probably Easter Egger chickens. Are your birds laying yet? If they are and they are laying a greenish/blue egg then that's what you've got!
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Without pictures it's almost impossible to tell.

    Do they look like these? If so, you've got Easter Eggers!
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Easter-Eggers-B145.aspx :

    Easter Eggers are not a breed per se, but a variety of chicken that does not conform to any breed standard but lays large to extra large eggs that vary in shade from blue to green to olive to aqua and sometimes even pinkish. Easter Eggers vary widely in color and conformation, and are exceptionally friendly and hardy. Since they are usually quite friendly to children and humans in general, they are a great choice for a family flock. Most hatcheries mistakenly label their Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas or Araucanas (or various misspellings thereof). True Ameraucanas and Araucanas are currently only available through breeders. Eater Eggers do not qualify to be shown, since they do not conform to a breed standard.​
  6. fuzidragonbunnie

    fuzidragonbunnie Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2009
    Thanks to everyone who replied back. They look a lot like the Easter Eggers. I will try and get some pictures up when it isn't raining. [​IMG]
  7. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Oh I hope you enjoy their pretty eggs !! [​IMG]
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    The original description sounds like any breed with muffs and beard. Colour-wise it sounds similar to a young mille fleur or to gold laced or spangled.

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