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What breed of chicken did I have as a kid?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by monarc23, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I'm getting into Ameraucanas (bantams), and it got me thinking that an Ameraucana *May* have been what I had as a kid.

    We called her Punky. She was brown/tan in color, had almost no comb, and the feathers on the top of her head when she was curious or spooked would raise up almost like a cockatiels. That I remember she did have puffy cheaks as well.

    She did lay blue eggs. I know this could mean she was an EE as well. Just curious about the feathers on the top of the head thing.....do Ameraucanas and EEs do that?????? I never before saw a chicken able to do that and never have again.

  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I cant answer your questions, but i wanted to say good choice with ameraucana bantams. Of all my birds, My EE bantans are the sweetest of all.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Well if you think about how birds raise their hackles when they spar or dance, sometimes a few head feathers get raised, too.

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