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,


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.