Mostly polish chicks, but what variety?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I ordered 10 straight run top hat special from Ideal, they arrived today! [​IMG] They are just the cutest little things, but I have no idea what most of them are! [​IMG]

    The breeds listed on Ideal's site are:
    BCW Polish
    Buff-laced polish
    Gold-laced polish
    Mottled houdan
    Red-crested red polish
    Silver-laced Polish
    Standard sultan
    WCB Polish
    WCBL Polish
    Black crevecour

    The WCBL and Crevecours are listed as sold out, and were when I placed my order. None of the chicks have feathered legs, so that also rules out the sultans.

    I apologize that these pictures are no where near good, I guess my batteries on my camera are on the low side again [​IMG] Plus I have way too many chick brooders, and I wasn't able to reach good enough to catch the little boogers, so some are 'arial shots' [​IMG]

    Chick #1:
    I have 4 of these, though some of them are slightly different. This one has a few black spots on its head, and is a buff color. The others also are marked similarly, though one appears to have racing stripes on it's back. This one also appears to have some black coming in on its wing feathers.
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    Chick #2: The one in the corner I know is a WCB polish, and I think the little grey one next to it is a silver laced? I have 3 of these also.
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    Chick #3: I have no idea on this one! It is yellow, which would suggest sultan, but it doesn't have feathers on its feet that I noticed. I'll have to check it over better to see for sure. Could it be buff laced? I have 1 of these.
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    Chick #4: This one really has me puzzled. It doesn't have anywhere near the tophat that the polish do, plus it has the appearance of a mottled chicken. So is it a mottled houdan? It is also a lot bigger than the others, in the body. (you can see the white one also, which is also bigger than the others).
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    So that's it. If you need more/better pics, I can recruit my son to help me tomorrow. He is smaller than me, and his back is good, so he's better able to squeeze and twist into confined spaces to catch a goofy chick [​IMG]

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    1- red crested red polish
    2- silver laced polish
    3- buff laced polish, sultan have 5 toes and feather legged
    4- looks like a w/c cuckoo polish but if that is the only colors they carry i'd say it is a w/c black polish. houdans have 5 toes.

    hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:So the one that looks like #1 but has stripes on its back, would that also be a red crested red?
     
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    Northwestern, pa
    the top 2 pics if they r 2 different chicks yes. some of mine had the chipmonk stripes some didn't. i got mine from the same hatchery.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No, the top 2 pics are the same chick, but the one with stripes looks just like it, except for the stripes.
     
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    is it pictured above anywhere? lol, i saw that after i posted that forgive me i'm half asleep. i'm looking on my photobucket for pics of mine when younger to help ya.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Um, I think it might be the one in the next to last pic? But I'm not sure! [​IMG] I'll have to get more pics tomorrow, I'm getting dizzy from being so tired! [​IMG]
     
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    yep that looks like a red also.[​IMG]

    see if this helps ya i know some r a little older than urs but mabe it'll help.

    w/c blacks
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    r/c red and w/c blue or black but i think blue
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    r/c red
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    these r golden and silver laced polish some r frizzled
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    w/c blue polish and the one with head under it is either a white polish or sultan both breeds r in the brooder pic is little but i think both r showing.
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  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well, I did a toe count on chick #4, and it does have 5, so definitely a houdan. I didn't realize they were supposed to have extra toes, or I would have checked before I put it in the brooder [​IMG]

    So mostly polish, and 1 houdan.
     

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