Is this a polish breed or something else ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hbozss, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. hbozss

    hbozss Chirping

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    Yesterday I bought this rooster from a seller who told me that it’s original polish breed but I suspect it’s not because it’s size is big as compare to my polish hen I already have. Is it normal to have a very big and heavy polish rooster.
     

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  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Kinda hard to judge size and weight from a pic so can't really say.
    Does look like a polish to me although I've never seen one with that pattern.
    IDK looks proportionately right.
    Maybe your hen is a bantam and the rooster is a large fowl? Polish come in both.
     
  3. hbozss

    hbozss Chirping

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    Yes my hen is buff beard laced polish and if bantam size. Does polish rooster comes in bantam size too.
     
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  4. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Yes there's bantam hens and roosters and large fowl hens and roosters.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    I don't see any traits that point to not being a Polish. He doesn't fit a standard color though.
     
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  6. hbozss

    hbozss Chirping

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    Does it mean not a pure polish. If it’s not I may return it to the seller back.
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    No it doesn't. He is very likely pure Polish, he just a mixed color. So he won't breed true.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    You may find he will produce some very interesting colors bred to your hens. At least give him a try.
     
  9. hbozss

    hbozss Chirping

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    Ok I will give him a try I have small blue colour frizzle as well. My buff polish laced hen is bantam size and frizzle blue hen is stander size
     

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