Feather footed polish?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yotetrapper, May 21, 2010.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some day old polish at a local swap and didnt notice till I got home that 2 were feather footed. At the tiime I was figuring those ones were probably crossed with a cochin or something, but now that they're a month or so old, they look pure polish to me except for the feathered feet.... anyone see one before? Think it's a mutt? Wonder what it was/is crossed with?

    Disregard the purple mohawk, lol, it's blue kote from a near scalping she (?) suffered....

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  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
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    Maybe a Silkie x Polish cross? I think it would be wonderful to have feather footed Polish....
    What is the texture of the feathers like?
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    You have Sultans not polish. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    well depending if they have the 5 toes. if tehy have 5 toes then sultans.
     
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  5. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm interesting. I'll go out and count toes here in a bit. Was hoping it would stop raining but not looking good lol.
     
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, the two feather footed ones DO have 5 toes. The other six that look like Polish have 4..... I wonder, then, if they are all polish/sultan crosses, or if I simply have two sultans and 6 polish?
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    The others are likely polish. Post pics to know for sure.
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    LUCKY DUCK! i have one sultan female and so want a male!!! they are cool looking chickens...................
     
  9. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Dang, I was getting excited, thinking someone had come up with a polish for feather footed breeds. I should probably mink oil my Brahmas, we just got over 2 inches of rain in the last few hours.
     
  10. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    If 5 toes are present, then you have a Sultan. Very nice, I've always prefered them to Polish. Their dispositions have always been better for me.
     

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