Now just sit right there. I want to show y'all something. This was such a surprise in my chicken world!
Do you see this?
Here...take a closer look...
Whaaaaat? What are you staring at me for? Do I have a funny bump on my head? Is my chick fuzz the wrong color? WHAAAT?
Well little one, the answer is yes, and yes.
Sultans are always white. When I first saw this little peep I was wondering if maybe I was mistaken...but there was no mistaking that bump on the head. It is a more prominent bump than any polish chick. This...my friends...is a BLACK sultan chick. It came out of white sultan parents. A recessive gene came forward? Sultans have extra toes...but this little one has no extra toes...but like I said, there is no mistaking that crest on the head.
I searched the internet, looking for others that have seen or heard of black sultans. I only found one picture...this one...on Feathersite.com
I emailed the man that took this picture at dogpix.com and he says it was a picture he took at a BIG show in Indiana. He said all these black sultans (there were more) were sold at the show. They werent his, but he took the pics.
So look at this, I have a black sultan. This little one is strong too. He was standing almost right away once he was dry. I wonder if I can show this bird? Not having the extra toes might disqualify it. I hope its a boy. A girl would be alright too. But I hope its a boy. The boys are just so flamboyant and fancy.
I am just taken aback at this chick. What a wonderful surprise. We will have to watch him/her grow and see the end result.