Crest

Small and Backyard Flocks October 19, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

The term crest typically refers to a ball of feathers on the heads of some breeds of chickens and waterfowl forming as part of a rounded protuberance or bulge on the skull.

Figure 1. Female (left) and male (right) Polish chickens. Source: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky.

 

Figure 2. Crested duck. Source: Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky,