Is she a mix of Mapuche / South American hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sengge, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She looks like a Polish/Andalusian cross.
     
  3. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting take. She doesn't have a crest though and also very short in height for Andalusian / polish mix.
     
  4. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    In those pics above she does have a small crest. She reminds me of a Blue Breda, though she doesn't have feathered legs. Maybe a Breda mix.
     
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  5. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I checked pretty well and did not find any crest. I will look up for breda pics
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Those feathers that stand up a little behind her comb is her crest. Small but there...... :)
     
  7. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought those feathers are called tuft and crest is the hard bony and pointy top of head? Now I am confused. I checked ISBAR breeds on internet and found them to be very similar but little taller
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With that comb, she's definitely a mix, she's not going to be some rare, exotic breed. The crest and clean legs lends itself to one parent having Polish, and the other parent having blue genes. The white lobes also say both parents were probably white egg layers, so Polish/Andalusian is as good a guess as any.

    Crest is the feathers growing on top of the head.
    Tufts are long feathers growing from the sides of the face.
    Muffs are feathers growing around the face, shorter than tufts.
    Beards are feathers growing under the face.
     
  9. Sengge

    Sengge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Donrae, that is great information to help know the diff between crest and tuft. One more question. There are hens, which do not have feathers on their head but still have the pointy bony head. What do we call that head bump?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't really do exotics, so I'm not sure. Are you talking about a vaulted skull, like silkies have?
     

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