Polish poultry parents, how do you tend their poofs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gritsar, May 25, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yeah, yeah I know...properly called a crest. I like poof better [​IMG]

    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?
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    I'm thinking fashionable bows
     
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    I gave my polish roo a haircut so now he looks like a girl [​IMG] 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.
     
  4. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    k, so haircut it is I guess. Hate to ruin their poofs, but they are a part of the flock.
     
  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how do you think it'll be for hatchery Appenzellar Spitzhaubens? Mine are in the young "mohawk" stage...not "poofs" yet [​IMG]
     
  7. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    They get bows of course
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    Or hats
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    You know, which ever you prefer
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh I would definitely prefer the hats. DH however....... [​IMG]
     
  10. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Wax? [​IMG]
     

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