- Aug 28, 2013
She has tufts near her ears and light feathered legs ..2 months
can you explain the difference between tufts, muffs and beards?x2 Pretty bird. Does it have a tail?
It likely is an Easter Egger...a mixed breed with Araucana (tufted and tailess, US SOP)... or Ameraucana.
Definitely not a Marans; they do not have tufts, and it's not shaped like a Marans; not an Ameraucana...they cannot have tufts and must have beard/muffs, slate colored legs, be one of 8 specific colors, and have a pea comb, and NO leg feathers.
So it is a mixed breed, perhaps with an Araucana (although there are a few other tufted birds, but Araucana might be more likely).
Lady of McCamley
I'll link this article from the Chicken Chick simply because it has great photos and info and Araucana (tufted ears) and Ameraucana (beard/muffs).can you explain the difference between tufts, muffs and beards?