Saturday, December 5, 2009

Li'l Puff

This little strange chick came with our other chicks that came with the momma hen, Freckles.  The Amish people from which we got the chicks said that not all of them may have come from the momma hen, some other eggs may have gotten mixed in her nest.  Sure enough, one little chick just doesn't look like the rest.  All the chicks are about 2 months old, but this strange-looking little one, which I call Li"l Puff, is much smaller and looks so different.  Puff has a puff of feathers on her head, and a strange bumpy beak. 



Here is Puff on the right side with the other chicks and Freckles.  Puff is kinda ugly, but is oh-so friendly.  She is the first to jump into our hands when we come into the coop. 
Does anyone know what type of chick Puff could be???  Any ideas would be appreciated.  We figured we'd just wait and see what she grows into...


8 comments:

Robin said...

Li'l Puff is so cute. It's like she went and moussed up her hair. I have no idea what breed she is. It will be fun to see what she grows up to be.

AJ-OAKS said...

My first guess is L'il Puff is a crested girl. Maybe a Polish? But there are so many differant ones available. I adore her bump on her nose. Very unique. Looking forward to watching her grow up and see what breed she is. She sure is cute.

Razzberry Corner said...

Robin - Yes, I think she did mousse up her hair! I hope it gets real long & crazy-looking when she's big - that would be fun! I'd like at least one entertaining chicken!

AJ-OAKS - I was thinking maybe a polish crested something, but like you said, there's so many varieties, and she could be a mix. We will see! The other birds think the bump on her beak is unique, too, and it has been pecked until it was bloody once. We had to take Puff inside into the infirmary until it healed, poor girl! My husband just thinks she's deformed - I told him not to say that!! She could be a beautiful hen one day!!

Poconoangel said...

Puff looks like a runt!! LOL! She's the smallest, isn't she? I bet she will be the toughest too! - Have fun with the chickens!!

Carolynn said...

I think she's adorable! I don't know what it is, but I'm always drawn to the underdogs.

BTW, thank you so very much for your kind words of encouragement over at my place. I'm such a novice and it's all a little scary to put myself out there in this way. I still have a lot of work to do to dress up my shop properly. Novice. I may have mentioned that...

Give Puff a smooch for me.

Don said...

I have one that looks exactly like li'l puff! I have polish crested hens hens and a cuckoo maran rooster and the white puffy-headed one I have is a mix between the two. The Amish farmer probably isn't into making sure he has pure-bred chickens only breeding together, so Puff is probably a Polish crested. Small to medium white egg layers. However, if the rooster or hen is a brown or green layer, the eggs she will lay could be interesting!

Razzberry Corner said...

Barb - Yes, Puff is the smallest chicken we have. But, all of a sudden, Puff is starting to act like a rooster! uh oh!

Carolyn - I, too, am often drawn to the underdogs. And I know you'll do fine with your shop - have fun!!

Don - I was thinking Puff may be a polish crested mix of some sort. ...I'll go check out your blog further to see your chickens - thanks for the assistance!

Update - In the past week since I posted this blog, Puff has changed so much - suddenly he has gotten a strange-looking comb in front of the puff of feathers on his head, and little wattles. And he now loves to get out with all the other, much bigger chickens, and FIGHT with a vengence with the cockerels! So I'm sadly starting to believe that Puff is a cockerel.

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