My black Polish is growing white feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NicInNC, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is she and are you sure she does'nt have White crested blood in her? The reason why I ask how lod she is, is because when some black birds start getting old, they start turning white. I have a Black Swedish duck and she had the normal white bill for a long time, but now, every time she molts she gets more white.
     
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's less than 2 years old. I have no clue if she has white crested in her because I got her off Craigs List several months ago.
     
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  4. RAREROO

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    Well IDK, I got some pullets from TSC and the two that I assume were polish ended up solid black, and one of them had white in the crest when she was younger.
     
  5. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    Sometimes a damaged black feather will grow back in as white. It's normal. [​IMG]

    Are you sure she's not a Crevecoeur? I think it would be rare to see a Polish that was solid black (in the U.S. anyway...I think it's fairly common overseas).
     

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