PLEASE tell me some bad things about Polish!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyb1969, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Thanks to my dearest BBCS, Miss_Jayne, and that horribly beautiful chicken calendar of hers!, I'm now wanting a crested buff laced polish. [​IMG] Can someone please tell me some bad things about them, so MAYBE I can talk myself out of ordering them! [​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Bad free rangers? Their tophats have been known to block their vision, so predators can get them pretty easily.

    I want some too. [​IMG]
     
  3. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they lay WHITE eggs.. oh gosh YUCK white eggs:rolleyes:.... hahahahah

    they can be very flighty, very actice, fly over fences,,[​IMG]
    but they are so cute all of that is usually worth it:love
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Thanks for the effort, Shellie. [​IMG]

    I've got silkies, so I'm already familiar with NON free rangers. [​IMG]

    As a matter of fact, I figured if I got a couple of hens, I would just put them in with the silkies. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Freak

    Chicken Freak Out Of The Brooder

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    All the Polish I've ever had are REALLY mean...not sure why.
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Mean, some like to peck out the crests of other birds, their crests can get NASTY when they go to take a drink and then they'll dribble it all over the front of their chest.

    The crest feathers can get easily matted because they can't preen those feathers. They are flighty...but in a funny sort of way because with a large crest...they fly into anything! lol
     
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Let me think....... Oh yeah, they are very addictive. [​IMG]
     
  8. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    UM? hm?....you cannot see their eyes? and there really cool to look at.everyone will be saying...ah what's that>???.....you dont want a "cool" bird to look at...
     
  9. mamabird

    mamabird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a golden polish - she is as sweet as can be, but as dumb as a rock. She can't find her way back to the coop in the evening. We finally gave her a haircut, which seemed to help. I guess you could always call them a "high maintenance" chicken! [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    You guys aren't being very helpful! [​IMG]

    Mikarod has a good point about the crest...but that can be fixed with a pair of scissors or a hair tie. [​IMG]
     

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