I definitely need another set of eyes who know what to look for with chick facial feathering. OK, so a bit of backstory. These chicks are about a week and a half old. All were bought from breeders who bred araucanas (actual araucanas, not EEs, tufted and rumpless). Anyhoo, I know two tufted chicks (who are thankfully both rumpless too, score!) out of the bunch were definitely hatched. The rest I believed were cleanfaced, however, they are showing more facial fluff than a normal cleanfaced chick, but not enough to be tufted. Are these chicks possibly muffed and/or bearded? This would mean one of the breeders (even though I was shown pics of parent stock) wasn't exactly being truthful or has mixed in EEs or something. None of the breeders are here on BYC, and I won't name names. I just want to know so I can plan to sell these chicks since I don't want to taint the blood of the ones I know are actual araucanas. First, as a comparison tool, this is a definite TUFTED chick to show the difference. Yes, that is a kitty looking on too Look at the poofiness on the side of the face. Not really tufting, but not normal cleanfaced, either. Sorry about some of the blurriness. They were not wanting to get their pictures taken! In hindsight, I should have taken pictures of chicks that were cleanfaced. Also, NONE of the six chicks that appear to be muffed or whatever are rumpless. The only rumpless chicks are the two actual tufted chicks, and a few of the cleanfaced ones. Thanks for your help!