Red Polish Hen??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ladybug99, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Songster

    Aug 10, 2010
    Monroe New Jersey
    Hi Guys,
    My friend found this chicken wandering in her backyard half starved and delerious. That was a week ago.. No word of anyone who have may have lost her.. .so now she is is a pitcure two days after I picked her up.. She is a beautiful gal a bit jittery so I haven't gotton any really good pictures. But she is healthy, happy and laid her first egg yesterday. Any idea how old she is??? And why are her legs green??? Maybe she is mixed, but with what???

    Is there such a thing as a Red polish chicken??? I have only delt with my Wellies and honestly she looks like one of them.. same color and every thing, well except for the huge wig she has on her head [​IMG]


    and thanks to all my friends here... we have named her Tina Turner... do to the attitude, great legs and fancy hair doooo

  2. mikensara

    mikensara Chirping

    Jun 16, 2011
    New York
    shes stunning and a very interesting mix. Your so lucky [​IMG]
  3. geweldig23

    geweldig23 Chirping

    Dec 16, 2010
    She is probably a cross between a new hampshire or rhode island red. Polish have slate blue legs, so whatever was crossed with it probably was yellow pigmented.
    Hopefully somone will correct me if I'm wrong??
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    yes definatte cross to get that leg color over a yellow legged bird.
    yes polish come in red, black crested red, black tailed red, bb red, etc...all are just rare
  5. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Songster

    Aug 10, 2010
    Monroe New Jersey
    her legs are definately green....almost glow in the dark kinda green... she also has two white dots on the back of her head that look like eyeballs looking at you. I also noticed today the bottom few wing feathers form a pattern, like a seabright... but she is big like my welsummers.. aren't polish chickens on the smaller side??? She sure is interesting to her so much!!!
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    the white in the crest is just a standard polish thing, even when they arent supposed to have it, it pops up, mainly cause the original colors they all came from are white crested.
    Large fowl polish are pretty big actually, the bantam size yes is small.
    She looks about the right size, but yes a little heavy, her body is too thick for polish type.
    aside from being fat as mud, and green legged, she's pretty much a polish
  7. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    She is a real looker. [​IMG]

  8. draye

    draye Crowing

    Nov 30, 2010
    Now I want Red Crested Red Polish.
  9. danhonour

    danhonour Songster

    Feb 13, 2010
    Dutchess County,NY
    I understand that one hatchery sells a Red Polish.I believe it was started a few years back by crossing Golden Laced Polish and Black tailed Red Leghorns.That might explain why some would through the yellow skin/green leg.She would be useful to bred back to as some of her chicks would have slate legs if mated to a male with slate leg color.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Beautiful Bird!

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