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So I hatched a bunch of 'barnyard mix' chicks. AKA mutts. One of the ladies I got eggs from had what she called a top-hat roo. Is that a polish? A polish cross maybe? Anyway, I am wondering if this chick is developing a crest? I have 2 that are starting to look like this.

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Not a great photo, from the phone with a brooder light...wouldn't hold still. It is 3 weeks old on Saturday.
 

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"Tophat" is a term that can be used to describe several of the crested breeds, polish included. Your little one looks to be growing in what will probably be a partial crest.
I love my crested ones. I have six runner ducks that were ordered as a non-crested, but one has a pretty full crest (when my drake isn't pulling it out during mating, that is :mad: ) and my very special duck hen, Merc, has just three feathers growing out the side of her head.
 
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