***HELP***!!! WHAT AM I???? Something crested!!!Genetics question too!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Guitartists, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I picked out this Polish x Silkie... it looks like a Polish but has 5 toes! ***** SEE POSTS BELOW!!*****

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    My Mahogany Faverolle... hoping it is a pullet. They had 5, two were lighter red with more feathers. Seems to be a very gentle bird!

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    Fox picked out a white Silkie chick... again, hoping for a pullet [​IMG]

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    And last but NOT least! A little partridge Showgirl! Lady was pretty certain she would be a pullet [​IMG] We shall see [​IMG]

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  2. Guitartists

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    Wait! Looking at breeds... I saw the Houdans....Is my Polish really a Houdan??? They were selling Silkies and Polish, so I assumed it was a mix... the lady said she had no idea.. they just buy the eggs, hatch them and sell the chicks. Houdans have that 5th toe... could it be???? Help me out Houdan people! [​IMG]

    Could it be some kind of Crevecoeurs mix?
     
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  3. Guitartists

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    Here are more pics of the little black one.... for your consideration. [​IMG] He seems like he has too much black to be a mottled Houdan... but.... [​IMG]

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  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Are you sure he is crossed with a silkie? Because mottled houdans have 5 toes also. But if it is a polish silkie cross the silkie color could just be coming out more.
     
  5. Guitartists

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    No, I'n not sure of anything [​IMG] LOL The lady said they get their hatching eggs from some lady. They had Silkies... I asked her if the lady had Silkies also and she said yes. I wish I had known about Houdans then [​IMG] I would have asked. Now, Feathered legs is a dominant trait..right? It probably is NOT a Silkie cross since there is NO signs of feathering????? I've seen two other posts about Poilishes with 5 toes.... maybe one of the hatcheries or breeders has been injecting some Houdan blood???? [​IMG]
     
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Normally yes feathered legs is a dominate trait, but with genetics anything can happen. If people are getting 5 toed polish from hatcheries then the hatcheries apparently don't have good stock. Would it be possible for you to call the lady and see if they had any houdans? If you got a houdan your very lucky [​IMG] I've been looking everywhere for them or eggs or something.
     
  7. Guitartists

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    That's the problem.. I got it Sat at a swap and have NO idea how to get ahold of the lady I bought it from. I'd like to think it is a Houdan... but they seem to have MUCH more white. So I am thinking it just has to be a Polish cross [​IMG] Now, someone correct me if I'm wrong here.... but if I breed this bird to a Silkie, I will get some silkie feathered chicks IF it has Silkie blood in it... correct? Because then it would have the Silkie gene.... but if NOT part Silkie... I would end up with ALL normal feathered birds... correct?
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    Can I pretend this one is a Houdan? He uses his mohawk to show his mood like a cat uses their ears.

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