mottled houdans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickendales, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. chickendales

    chickendales Songster

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    pick up a mottled houdan cock today what u think he lil wet from the rain and is in his isolation cage in the gorage
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  2. chickendales

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    lots of pin feathers looks like he be very nice look boy when his feather all grow in
     
  3. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning

    Quote:to munch white, this is what a mottled houdan should look like

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    not my roo
     
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    it seem like i see alot bird that have too much or not anuff
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Search up and read back on some old topics on Mottled Houdans. You'll notice that none in the US are truly up to par, although color isn't really a matter right now. What is, is the body. It is a little hard to say but so far it seems he's okay, not enough breast, and it is hard to judge the crest, but he looks a little better than most I've seen.

    The Mottled Houdan on the feathersite photo is not "what they should look like" [​IMG] - Too little breast, too little white, too low set of tail, very drooped wing carriage.
     
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    crest is full pin feathers he kinda not in best shape was in with 3 other males and its been wet and cold here michigan but well have take better pic in a month or so
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Would love to see him then. [​IMG]

    I'm a huge fan of Houdans and the preservation of them, but I'm not a fan of the commercialized, common, and dare I say ruined version hatcheries made out of them.
     
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    im just glad he dosent look like polish with extra toe
     
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    Quote:Would love to see him then. [​IMG]

    I'm a huge fan of Houdans and the preservation of them, but I'm not a fan of the commercialized, common, and dare I say ruined version hatcheries made out of them.

    my next project is to find hens for him
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:I'll be honest with you - He does.

    He has the same upright body, same breast, same tail as even my Tolbunt cockerel. He need as a more horizontal body, a deeper chest, - He needs to look like a truly dual purpose bird with 5 toes, beard/muffs, and a crest.

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    As said, still better than most I've seen, but he still is quite similar to Polish. And even my pictured boy isn't as Polish really should be, but very close.
     

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