Funky Chicken

Aug
6

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WHAT IS THAT?!


This chicken, one I hatched from my incubator this year from my own chicken eggs, just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

Here is what that chicken looked like a month ago.
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At the time, I thought it looked like a part-Turken because it appeared to almost have a naked neck. My original chickens, the ones I hatched out of my incubator last year, came from eggs that were mixed breeds. I knew the farm they came from had a few Turkens. So when it came out of my incubator, from those chickens, I thought it must have some Turken in it.

Only its neck isn’t naked now.
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Oh no, not naked at all.
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In fact, it’s covered up with feathers. Almost too many feathers. And it’s getting more all the time!
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Can it even SEE?????
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Is it going to explode?
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And if it does, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO THEN?!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on August 6, 2009  

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  1. 8-6
    1:54
    am

    that chicken looks like your dog dookie!

  2. 8-6
    2:58
    am

    Cross between Polish and Easter Egger? What is it?

  3. 8-6
    3:14
    am

    What a neat looking chicken !!
    Very pretty!!

  4. 8-6
    3:42
    am

    Chickens are in my future. I know nothing. I’ll be back!! C

  5. 8-6
    3:47
    am

    :cowsleepOh my she is awesome….Can she see???

  6. 8-6
    3:57
    am

    where did you get your first batch of eggs??? it looks like an Aurucana or Americana cross of some sort – it doesnt look like a ‘Polish’ – no offense anyone that is a kind of chicken with a fuzzy head of feathers…..

  7. 8-6
    4:34
    am

    Whatever he/she is, I think it is just too cute.

    Cece

  8. 8-6
    5:17
    am

    I made the husband look at your mystery bird. He agrees w/ Heidi about the Amerucana/Aurucana and he thinks it may have a bit of Salmon Favorella. Who knows, it’s an interesting look!

  9. 8-6
    5:31
    am

    I haven’t a clue…….but it’s the cutest thing!! Chumpy cheeks and all! :chicken:

  10. 8-6
    5:51
    am

    If it has extra toes, it’s a silkie, salmon favorelle or polish mix. It’s cute.

  11. 8-6
    6:02
    am

    She certainly has one of the polish breeds in her. Most likely the product of the “rare breed chick” that gets thrown in to some hatchery orders. I thinks she’s cute.

  12. 8-6
    6:22
    am

    It looks better with age! That poor thing looked pitiful when it was young.

    I think it’s cute and different. Just like me. :-)

  13. 8-6
    6:58
    am

    I was thinking a Silkie/Easter Egger (Americana) cross. She sure is a lot prettier now that she’s got neck feathers!

  14. 8-6
    7:04
    am

    Awwww, I love her muffs and beard! I have one Easter Egger that is more of a pet and I love to stroke her beard. It is so soft. You little girl is just adorable. :)

  15. 8-6
    7:27
    am

    Probably would not be a good idea to let it free range, because it is an easy target for a critter. http://feathersite.com/ has a ton of pictures. http://www.kippengrabbelton.be/engels/ is another site that has a bunch of pictures. I have noticed with our chickens that they look different–I was starting to think one of the hens was really a rooster until she got out of the nestbox.

  16. 8-6
    7:27
    am

    You seem to be very resourceful, Suzanne, and find something practical to do with all your resources. If your odd chicken should explode — or do anything else un-chickenlike — there is always the dehydrator to experiment with further.

    :devil2:

  17. 8-6
    7:47
    am

    What a beauty she is!! I have no idea what kind but if your worried about her exploding just send her to my house and I’ll keep an eye on her for you.

  18. 8-6
    7:59
    am

    No, she doesn’t have an extra toe. She has the beard and muff like an Americana, but also something of a crest (which Americanas don’t have), though nothing comparable to the crest of something like a Polish. (I’m pretty sure it’s a hen, though not positive.)

  19. 8-6
    8:23
    am

    HAHA, I love her! I absolutely love her! That beard just makes her chickeny attitude so much funnier!

  20. 8-6
    8:35
    am

    Yeah…those cheeks look familiar. I have Americanas, and they’re fluffy cheeked, too. Very silly yet exotic looking! Not sure, either, about that crest, but I love that she’s white! I want to breed my white Americana, but she’s too young to lay just yet.

  21. 8-6
    9:02
    am

    I knew she wasn’t part Turken the first time I saw her. She’s very cute and fluffy.

  22. 8-6
    9:12
    am

    I just posted over on my blog a recipe for Chicken Piccata….you kow…should he explode

  23. 8-6
    9:18
    am

    Being different is cool..She’s cute :chicken: Any thoughts on a name ?

  24. 8-6
    10:09
    am

    I got….nothing! lol He/she is sooo cute.

  25. 8-6
    10:58
    am

    She is beautiful no matter what …. part silkie maybe??

  26. 8-6
    11:10
    am

    Looks like it might be an EE (Easter Egger) and crossed with possibly a Houdan. Just a guess.

    S/he is adorable.

    It will be nice to see what it looks like when it’s full grown. :D

  27. 8-6
    11:39
    am

    It’s so ugly! I love it!
    I think it could be a Sultan/Easter Egger cross. Or possibly a white Polish/Easter Egger cross. Maybe it’s a Sultan crossed with a white Ameraucana. It looks like it has a pea comb, so it couldn’t be an faverolle cross or it would have a straight comb or a v-comb like crested birds have. What kind of feet and legs does it have? If it’s an easter egger cross it will have green legs. If it has Silkie in it, it will have five toes most likely…faverolles also have five toes.

  28. 8-6
    11:48
    am

    I agree with some of the other comments…Definitely an EE or Ameraucana in there somewhere…She is beautiful no matter what she is :)

  29. 8-6
    4:45
    pm

    I like the little fat face…but then again, I’m partial to pudgy animals.

  30. 8-6
    5:49
    pm

    On the bright side, you’re back to 100% on the farm animal cuteness meter!

  31. 8-6
    6:04
    pm

    Some Aurc/amer cross’s have that tuff on top – not sure why. I worked for the Mn. State zoo in Apple Valley – we raised purebred’s for the farm exhibit, but when you crossed them with ANYTHING else, they got that tuft on top – freak of nature I say!!! LOL

  32. 8-6
    7:49
    pm

    He’s beautiful. puffy and fluffy and looks exotic. i love him.

  33. 8-6
    10:22
    pm

    What a cutie! If those feathers grow any longer, you might have to start using mustache wax!

  34. 8-6
    11:39
    pm

    She’s SO PRETTY!! :heart:

  35. 8-7
    6:15
    am

    Suzanne…..things is gettin’ a little scarey on the farm…..Check everyone for feathers……………..

  36. 8-7
    6:32
    am

    He looks like he’ll be fine. seriously dnt take it to heart. you may just have a new breed altogether …

  37. 8-7
    9:55
    am

    If it explodes? POPCORN CHICKEN!

  38. 8-7
    11:38
    pm

    It really is a “funky” looking chicken. Maybe it will mature with age. Looks kind of strange to me.

  39. 8-8
    5:47
    am

    Suzanne
    That chicken has arucana in her bloodline. They get the poofy on their cheeks check out I have a lot of them. Cindy

  40. 9-5
    11:48
    am

    Looks like you may have a white ameraucana, araucana, or easter egger chicken……….it could be a cross breed, but it’s beautiful~

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