polish or houdan

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KellyandKatie, May 9, 2011.

  1. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got these six pullets from a nice lady over here in W WA, two of them are hatchery buff bharmas and the other four were called Polish. The white one and the buff laced one seem to be polish, but the two black ones maybe houdans??
    They have too many toes:lol:
    the two light colored hens have four toes and the two black crested birds have five
    they all have clean legs, the two light colored ones have lighter greyish legs and two black ones have black legs
    the two black ones have some white flecking, not much, but some

    what do you think? barnyard crested mutts? Two polish and two houdans ?
    the two light color polish are supposed to be ten weeks I think and the two black ones are younger
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    also not sure if these four guys are cockerals or pullets- any guesses yet?
     
  2. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should the houdan tail carry up or down?
     
  3. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    polish have a more upright tail than houdan.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    That' not a Houdan. Houdans are either mottled or white....it could be mixed with a Houdan, though.

    Except for the toes, those look to be pet-quality Crevecoeur. The larger one looks like a cockerel.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Crevovoeur have 4 toes, not 5. It is likely a houdanXpolish.
     
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    groominginla Out Of The Brooder

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    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    their legs look clean though and Sultans have feathered legs
     
  8. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard back from the gal I got them from, they are houdan polish mixes
    thanks for puzzling this out with me

    two of the birds in the pic have feathered legs, but those are the two bahrmas - the four crosses all have clean legs - they are really sweet birds too
     

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