What is *THIS*?! Frankenchicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bravo, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Bravo

    Bravo Songster 8 Years

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    306FDBEE-2ADB-4FA1-9463-AF6A3C5054F4.jpeg Hi folks, need help with this strange little creature. I hatched my own polish, EEs and threw in some purchased EE eggs in for good measure.

    Fast forward 6 weeks from hatch and I have this creature. He’s MASSIVE and towers over the other EEs, he’s the weight of 6 Polish the same age and...well...the obvious. He’s naked.

    Don’t know if he’s from my birds or purchased eggs but my birds have never produced anything like this before out of hundreds of chicks I’ve hatched (BW Ams over F3 EEs).

    Any idea what he is and why he’s so naked? TIA!!

    ETA a closeup of him a few weeks ago
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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    :eek: Don't think he's an EE (leg coloring), what feathering he has is the color of your Polish in the picture, so maybe a Polish. Was he always "different", from hatch? Maybe he's some "mutated" Polish?

    There was a thread on some mutated Ameraucanas (What's Wrong With Their Feathers back in 2009).
     
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Free Ranging

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    I bet it has some Naked Necked Turken in the mix somewhere.
     
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    That's what I first thought but look at his chest, wings & tail, only fuzz. May need to make it a sweater or put sun screen, he's awfully "pink" maybe due to sunburn.
     
  5. Bravo

    Bravo Songster 8 Years

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    Yeah, I feel bad for him. I only let them out when I’m watching so he doesn’t get too much direct sun.

     
  6. Bravo

    Bravo Songster 8 Years

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    He’s got thick green legs and his head and mullet are feathering out in a brownish ticked pattern. Dunno what else he could be. He’s giant tho.

     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    His legs look "yellow" in the pics, it's probably my eyes (old). That mullet is so CUTE! You need to keep him/her, very interesting :pop
     
  8. elliesaurus

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    Maybe he's just a genetic quirk?
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    My thoughts...
     
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  10. Bravo

    Bravo Songster 8 Years

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    Definitely from purchased eggs then. Never had and never would go out to seek that intentionally.

    So is there such thing as Nearly Naked Turken? :D Because this is what he is!
     

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