pyncheon chick Identification

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Opa, May 5, 2009.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    [​IMG]I have three chicks that hatched last Saturday. One chick has a very pronounced crest and the other two have heads that don't seem to have the crest. Is this normal and does it indicate sex?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have no idea but that chick is tooo cute!!!!
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I still think that is the cutest chick in the world!
     
  4. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had never heard of that breed so I looked them up and found http://www.hinkjcpoultry.com/pyncheonbantam.htm At the bottom of their page they have a couple of chick shots and it looks like it kind of varies as to the puffiness of the crest. Gorgeous chooks though. I like your choice on breed.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Opa, I am finding the really big knobby ones turn out to be girls most often. The smaller crests can go either way. They don't usually have such large knobs, but the crests will come in as they start feathering in and you'll see little spikey's sticking up off their heads in no time. I would bet the one pictured is a girl. Wanna let us know? [​IMG]
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Question on how the knob falls in the breed standard?
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The knob is not required. It simply means the crest will be bigger, which more often than not occurs on the hens. The backward growing crest (tassle) is required for the standard.
     
  8. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I can't wait to see it grows up. They are super sweet too walk right onto your hands. I have to say you have great birds Jody!!
     
  9. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hink, is that your page that I posted? I can't believe how tiny they look, especially the pic of you holding one. They are so funny with their boufant styled hair, er, I mean feathers. LOL [​IMG]
     
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Hinkjc, thanks very much for the info, I will let you know what they turn out to be.
     

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