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What sort of polish breed could this be?

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Hi fellow chicken keepers. I need some help with the breed of this chick. I have 8 almost identical 3 1/2 week old chicks that were incubated. We got the eggs from a friend who claims they are houdans. I've seen the parents and they look very much like houdans with the double comb on the roo but are missing the 5th toe so that excludes them from being houdans I guess. These are the best photos I can get at this stage. They don't stay still very long. They can be a bit flighty if you don't interact with them for a long period but calm down easliy. What do you think?

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Houdans are supposed to have 5 toes, and pink-white legs splotched with black. If both parents had only 4 toes, and the mostly black legs like your chicks, I would guess they are white crested black Polish, or possibly a Polish-Houdan cross. 

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Houdans are supposed to have 5 toes, and pink-white legs splotched with black. If both parents had only 4 toes, and the mostly black legs like your chicks, I would guess they are white crested black Polish, or possibly a Polish-Houdan cross. 


I agree with keesmom.

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Thanks for your help :)

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Thanks for your help :)


You're welcome.

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I agree with Keesmom  also

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Houdans are supposed to have 5 toes, and pink-white legs splotched with black. If both parents had only 4 toes, and the mostly black legs like your chicks, I would guess they are white crested black Polish, or possibly a Polish-Houdan cross. 

Agreed

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

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