Does anybody know what's going on with the head feathers of this cockerel (16 weeks old)? Some of my other cockerels (not the hens or pullets) show similar head feathers, but their "eyebrows" are much shorter than this and do not stick up that much, iykwim. Despite the foot feathering, vulture hocks and dark comb he is NOT a silky mutt (he's a Swedish black hen mutt ) and in three years I never hatched a crested chicken from that flock. But this one really got me wondering if those odd "heavy eyebrows" could be some sort of pitiful crest thing? I am selecting for small combs and my flock is on the mutt side of Swedish landrace fowl which are quite variable in their appearance. They are a box of surprises and I would not be surprised if I accidentally selected for some sort of comb growth inhibiting crest like genes. His mad hat of feathers just does not look like any real crest I've seen... so I'm asking the experts What do you think?