Polish poultry parents, how do you tend their poofs?

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
269
421
SW Arkansas
Yeah, yeah I know...properly called a crest. I like poof better


My two remaining polish chicks were named today - Annie and Star. They are free-ranging with their surrogate silkie mama. Their little crests are growing in, so I wonder....

Will they get haircuts (their silkie mama did)?

Will they get barettes?

Will they get rubber bands?

Well?
 

justmeandtheflock

Overrun with ducklings :)
10 Years
May 27, 2009
3,194
5
189
NW NJ
I gave my polish roo a haircut so now he looks like a girl
Poor thing is much happier now that he can see. I tried doing ponytails with my silkies and it didn't go so well. Some of them would just fall over if they had it in. I think it had something to do with the vaulted skull. The others fell out within a day or so. Now that they have their own barn and they don't have to go outside for anything and nothing ever gets moved on them they are much happier. I think if I have to move them back in with the rest of the birds again I will just give them haircuts.
 

Fritatta

Chirping
8 Years
May 16, 2011
219
1
79
Woodstock, GA
when I clipped the feathers over my girl's eyes, she was transformed! stood up stick tall and looked everywhere!
and she no longer gets separated from the flock.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
269
421
SW Arkansas
k, so haircut it is I guess. Hate to ruin their poofs, but they are a part of the flock.
 

NYRIR

Crowing
9 Years
May 13, 2010
3,080
28
256
Petersburg,NY
So how do you think it'll be for hatchery Appenzellar Spitzhaubens? Mine are in the young "mohawk" stage...not "poofs" yet
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom