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what the heck is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whatthecluck, May 12, 2009.

  1. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK....I am now 99% sure roo...but whats with the the tufts at the cheeks AND the top of the head. Ameracauna crossed with what? White legs....Welsummer maybe? The possibilities were several different colors of Ameracauna, Marans or Welsummer. What is that topknot anyhow? Hettie is now going to be called Gilligan....but I want to know what Gilligan is [​IMG] Hes totally sweet and the weirdest looking chicken I have seen...a character for sure...I only wish I could have gotten a front-on shot...he looks hysterical with all the hair sticking out all over and greasy looking. Maybe we should call him the Fonz [​IMG]
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Fonz is a great name! He is pretty!!
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't know what I'm talking about but my first thought is that it has some polish in it since it has a small topknot. He/she's cute!
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's probably crossed with gl polish or gold brabanter
     
  5. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes...I googled these and the gold brabanter is pretty close! Heres a pic of a roo:

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    I am thinking maybe crossed with black ameracauna? But brabanter wasnt one of the roos or hens the breeder had interesting....maybe in one of their ancestors?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Could be any crested breed. BTW, those are muffs, not tufts. They are very different things [​IMG]
     
  7. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK...so the top knot is called a crest. And cheek fuzzies are muffs. Got it. But then what IS a tuft? I google and see it is characteristic of Araucanas but dont see what it actually is? I was just going with tuft from my own uneducated chicken guess...my mom always called hair that was sticking out "tufts" lol.
    So Gilligan has a crest and muffs. I am learning a lot thanks guys!
     
  8. Chicky Tocks

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    LOL he looks like an amish man! Little white face and legs with that black beard! [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  10. whatthecluck

    whatthecluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok...I see the difference (muffs and tufts). Interesting.
    Amish man [​IMG] [​IMG] yup...I can see that![​IMG]
     

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