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Polish Chicken Crest Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buckguy20, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I have been told that the gene for the crest in Polish chickens is dominate. I take this to mean that no matter what you cross with a Polish chicken, it will have a crest.
    Is this true. If not please explain.
    Thanks Buckguy
  2. paduanchook

    paduanchook Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    McDavid Florida
    i believe everything i have crossed with a polish as a crest. but not all get the vaulted skull. so some of my crosses have little poofs and some have larger crest, but usually not as big as the original polish
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I've had some silkie/polish crosses, and they've always come out with a smaller crest than the Polish parent.

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