Is this Normal head feathering and upper beak color for a Polish? PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Karen_at_LittleBrook, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Karen_at_LittleBrook

    Karen_at_LittleBrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucy is a 20 wk old GL Polish. It has been raining today so her head feathers are damp and droopy... but I noticed that her head feathers seem very thin and the upper part of her beak... I guess where her comb would be is brite red in color. This upper beak area is uniform in color- no obvious injury, no bleeding or wetness, not open or raw... I have never noticed this before. She is getting close to laying age. My other girls (non-polish) are getting brite red combs and waddles so Im wondering if this is just Lucy's brite red? Or is it something of concern? She seems fine & normal otherwise. My BL Polish dosent seem to have the same thing and her head feathers are thicker. Also, I never see any feather pulling or plucking going on... in fact the other girls often gently preen the Polish hens head feathers. And Lucy tends to be more "aggresive" so Im sure she not being picked on. Im alone today so these are the best pics I could get!
    Thank for your help!

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  2. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't say for sure if this is ok, but that is exactly what my polish looks like when she get wet. Homely, hey?!?!? [​IMG]
     

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