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What is fancy feathering in chickens?
"Fancy feathering" refers to unusual feathering that some varieties of chickens have. There are different types of fancy feathering.
, for example, is when a chicken has a crest or puff of feathers on the head.
refers to a chicken that naturally (not from plucking or molting) has no tail. Araucanas are rumpless.
refers to feathers up near the ears. They grow out of a fleshy nub called the peduncle. Note that tuftedness is a fatal gene; that means that chickens that get two copies of the gene typically die in the egg before they hatch. Since tuftedness is dominant, just one copy of the gene will gave a chicken tufts. Araucanas are tufted.
refers to fluffy feathers beneath the beak like a beard, and
refer to more profuse beards that extend further up the sides of the head. These seem to be controlled by a single gene and always occur together. There are many bearded breeds, including Faverolles and Ameraucanas. Silkies and Polish have both bearded and unbearded versions.
refers to birds that have feathers (you guessed it!) on their legs.
refers to long, stiff feathers that grow out of a chicken's thigh (or hock). Sultan is a breed that has vulture hocks.
Can I mix different breeds of chicken in my flock--will they all get along?
Do I need to clip my chickens' wings?
In your website description, it says the breed I want comes in a mix of bearded and unbearded chicks, but I only want bearded. Can I order them that way?
My flock is pecking one another! What should I do?
I took care of an issue with feather loss in my flock, so why haven't my chickens' feathers haven't grown back?
Plastic Hanging Poultry Feeder (see size options)
Bow Tie for No-Crow Rooster Collar
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Egg Cleanser Concentrate, 16 oz
"The Clubhouse" Coop w/Run (up to 4 chickens)
Chicken Treat Ball - Add Your Leftover Greens!
Sweeter Heater Coop & Brooder Heater (4 sizes)
Formex Snap Lock Chicken Coop (Up to 4 chickens)
Happy Hen Treats Mealworm Frenzy (2 sizes)
Complete Baby Chick Starter Kit
Carefree Enzymes Healthy Pen (Pest, Parasite & Odor Control), 32 oz
Agaricus Mushroom Extract for Immune Health
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