POLISH PPL<What is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by illinichick, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

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    I have the 25 TopHat special from MM. I have several black with white crests but I do have four white ones, two with feathered legs and two without. I noticed today that one has a comb that looks like Devil Horns! What is this? My DD is taking a pair to the 4H fair Sat. What pair should she take?
     
  2. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

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    The V-Shaped comb is formed of two well defined horn like sections that are joined at their base, as in breeds such as Houdans, Polish, Crevecoeurs, LeFleche and Sultans.
     
  3. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

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    Thanks for your response. I was told that the feather footed ones were not good to show, do you know if that's true?
     
  4. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

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    Polish are a clean legged bird if you have white ones with feathers on their legs I would assume that they are Houdans. As far as showing I am unsure as chickens are more a hobby and food provider for me. Hopefully someone who knows will post. Good luck.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    are the all white ones the ones that have feather feet?

    Houdans, Polish and crevecoeur are all clean footed ( no feathers )

    Chris
     
  6. LilPeeps

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    Quote:Houdans are clean legged.

    The FL ones are sultans. They can be great show birds, as long as they conform to the SOP. Stubs on any clean legged bird is a DQ.
     
  7. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

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    Ok, I looked at feathersite. Do the roos have the V comb and the hens dont? I definately have a pair of Sultans.
     
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  8. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

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    Cool - I love learning new things!
     
  9. LilPeeps

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    Quote:The females don't usually have much to any comb development.
     

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