Color identifying Polish Bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kissofcrimson, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. kissofcrimson

    kissofcrimson Out Of The Brooder

    My husband bought them at an auction 3 days ago and I'm not familiar with the breed. I was looking up the different colors and can't seem to figure out what they are. Closest color maybe silver, I'm not sure. Not the best pics either, they're tired and I didn't want to stress them out by picking them up.

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Cuckoo and white crested black. Looks like you have a pair, the messy crest on the white crested black is an indicator that its a cockerel. The round crest on the cuckoo indicates a pullet. They're cute :)
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    White Crested Cuckoo and White Crested Black.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Bingo, I agree
     
  5. kissofcrimson

    kissofcrimson Out Of The Brooder

    Oh wow I was way off then lol I looked at those online and it didn't seem that's what they were. Probably because I was tired. Thank you everyone! Now I'm just waiting for them to get settled in and see when she's going to lay.
     
  6. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So pretty, how old are they?
     
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  8. kissofcrimson

    kissofcrimson Out Of The Brooder

    I was told 9-11 months for the male and 9-10 for the female, so almost a year. I think they're really pretty but the male is temperamental.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Does he see okay? I've noticed with the Polish I've had in the past that they can be really spazzy if their vision is impaired by all that crest. A little trim on the front around the eye area would usually settle them down (I'm guessing because its nice to be able to see!).
     
  10. kissofcrimson

    kissofcrimson Out Of The Brooder


    It's funny that you would say that because I said that to my fiancé. I noticed he freaks out when he can't see you so I wasn't sure if it was because he was partially blind or the crest was keeping him from seeing properly. I haven't had time today but will do that tomorrow. Thanks for the advice.
     

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