Crested Something-or-other...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TinkleTurkey, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres two random birds I bought on a whim... They were so adorable with their little poofy hair-dos.
    I know what the first one is a white crested black polish
    The second one, I have to guess its a mix (?)
    They both have glossy black bodies, #1 is clearly a male, has a long elegant tail and starting to crow. #2 might be female based only that its tail is shorter than the first, but I could be mistaken. They look to be pretty close in size.
    They both have the V-shaped comb, and their comb/wattles are about the same size.

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  2. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any pix that show their body? #2 Could be a polish, just with a small crest, but just not sure.
     
  3. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my camera got screwed up shortly after I took these photos. I realize that they arent the most ideal angle - gotta fix that!
     
  4. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    if # 2 has a v shaped comb then he is a boy hens hav no visabale comb
     
  5. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow really, none at all?
    darn, I've got so many roosters!
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope you haven't put these in with birds you already have. From the looks of the damaged nares(nose holes) I would suspect they have had some upper respiratory infection that lead to a build up there. It was not dealt with, soften the area, and lead to the disfigurement.

    Matt
     
  7. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    so there is no confution i mean that polish hens have no visabale comb
     
  8. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd say #2 is a roo. Pointy crest feathers and red wattles instead of pink.
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    The Polish have nostrils shaped differently than other birds- those don't look wrong to me. Nonetheless, it is important to quarantine for 30 days to make certain all avenues are covered.
     
  10. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we did have a little breakout of respiratory infection when the rains came, I quarantined the sick birds and administered tylan 50. Some were really ill but they all recovered quite nice all very healthy and active.

    I was looking at #2 again and he definently has a big red V, so for sure a boy. Thanks for the info!
     
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