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?!





Comments

  1. margiesbooboo says:

    that chicken looks like your dog dookie!

  2. Sheila Z says:

    Cross between Polish and Easter Egger? What is it?

  3. anne says:

    What a neat looking chicken !!
    Very pretty!!

  4. C says:

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

  5. Tracey in Paradise Pa. says:

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

  6. Heidi says:

    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. Cece says:

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

    Cece

  8. Lisa says:

    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. CindyP says:

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

  10. Shell says:

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

  11. Christine says:

    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. Jayme aka The Coop Keeper says:

    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. Nancy K. says:

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

  14. Ang. says:

    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. monica says:

    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. Carol Ann says:

    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. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    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. Suzanne McMinn says:

    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. Gini says:

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

  20. Cate says:

    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. Marty says:

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

  22. Bev says:

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

  23. Wheezay says:

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

  24. trish says:

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

  25. Shells says:

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

  26. Kristen says:

    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. Amy says:

    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. johnmayersquare says:

    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. Jennifer says:

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

  30. SarahKoski says:

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

  31. Heidi says:

    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. cranberry says:

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

  33. Wendy says:

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

  34. SuzieQ says:

    She’s SO PRETTY!! :heart:

  35. cgReno says:

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

  36. Rituparna says:

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

  37. Ulrike says:

    If it explodes? POPCORN CHICKEN!

  38. Shelly says:

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

  39. Cindy says:

    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. Debbie says:

    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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