identification help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rising_Phoenix, May 14, 2009.

  1. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    So we were at the local feed store the other day getting some new chicks, and there was one I was quite partial to and it had puffy cheeks. But we were told it was a frying pan chicken by the store employee. I can't for the life of me think of a meat chicken with puffy cheeks is it a EE or some other breed I've never heard of?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My best guess is that the chick is in the wrong box.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    faverolle?
     
  4. Never heard of a meatie with "tuffs". EE's are notorious for having these. Does your bird also have a "beard".

    Here is a pic of a "tuffed" chicken:

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    This guy is one of my "middle sized" roos. He is ha really gentle bird.

    He also has a "beard".
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Muffs and beard always occur together; one gene causes both.
     
  6. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea I figured the chick was in the wrong pen cause he was defiantly not a meat chick and yes he has the tuffs.
     
  7. debbieandbrucebuck

    debbieandbrucebuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Most probably an Arcauna chicken. Don't believe they should be fryers![​IMG] We have 5 grown and 4 that are about 5 weeks old. They are beautiful and have tufts on their cheeks. I HATE that someone has them boxed as fryers!
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