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I would like to get an ID on these hens with the big hair, I have 4 of them.

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They have normal combs, are very curious and seem to be rather friendly. I can pick them up and they don't mind it much.

Any ideas?

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Im still thinking colorpack because of color. Probably wont be able to tell until they have full adult feathers in. The legbar in the background can cause small crests. Won't truely know until they lay.
What's a small crest?

Never mind... Crest is the big hair : 😆
 
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I want to believe your right based on the description "colorpack"

 

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It's an easter egger based off the legbars. They've been very popular at feed stores around here the last couple years.

I prefer the bearded look of the ameraucana based ones. I just like beards.
 

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I like the beards and muffs of the EE. Not so fond of crests, fearful of them b/c of my not wanting any issues with vaulted skulls. Also heard that crests are more prone to mite issues.
 

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I've never had mite issues on the heads. Only around the rear. I frontline them once a year so never have big mite problems.

Big crests make for vulnerable birds that can't see predators. Silkies never really free range here. I have a grassy fenced courtyard that I let the 5 pens out to alternately. They think it's great and they are safe.

Believe it or not, that mammoth crested hen up there does not have a vaulted skull. She's got the biggest crest here. Some of the other silkies do have vaulted skulls but I've never selected for it because I didn't see a reason or believe the myth about it effecting crest size.

Pumice there came from an unvaulted rooster with a good crest and an unvaulted mother that had the smallest most pathetic crest out there. All her descendents have had big ones.

I don't think legbars have vaulted skulls. Mostly it plagues the big crested breeds like polish and silkies. It was introduced into silkies by breeding in polish to make larger crests.

I am right now imagining T-rex with big poofy feathered crests.
 
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