Ugly duckling? Did someone leave a swn egg in the coop?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Beamer's human, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Beamer's human

    Beamer's human Out Of The Brooder


  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi Beamer and welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    That is a very interesting looking bird, likely a naked neck or cross - I am not familiar enough with them to tell you for sure.
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    She looks like a frizzled naked neck. I think she is so cute but then Im partial to naked necks. If you dont want her send her my way [​IMG]
  4. Beamer's human

    Beamer's human Out Of The Brooder

    ok..I am in the jungle and all of my birds are of undetermined ancestry. I have many necked necks but this is the first swan like uplifted wings I have seen on my chicks. I did have a fighting cock pass through for a few weeks...could this be a fighting rooster too?
  5. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a frizzle feathered Naked Neck.

    Atleast one of the parents had to be frizzled or carry the frizzle gene to get the frizzle gene in this chick. I don't know what kind of Naked Necks you have, but do you have any birds that could carry frizzle genes?

    Right now the chick is in the ugly phase, but when it grows out it will really resemble a poodle [​IMG] with the funny 'hair cut' and curly feathers
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
  7. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2007
    beamers human she or he is beautiful, so i you want to get rid of let me know, where are you,talamanca where is that
  8. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    Quote:LOL.... I have a frizzle roo that looks just like that but mines not a naked neck...
    I called him ugly duckling [​IMG] ...
    I adore him since he was an egg and i will keep him till hes old ...
    Hes so cute and unique just like yours [​IMG]
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    its a frizzled necked neck chick. if you have been breeding them and this is the first chick you got like this i would be trying to figure out its parents as both of its parents have to carry the frizzle gene. it doesnt appear to be mixed at all. 100% pure necked neck [​IMG]
  10. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Here is my frizzle necked neck rooster, Roadkill! [​IMG]

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