I have WHAT in my yard?

Songster
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
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My Polish's mop top?? She does fine, and she's healthy, but it's pretty clear that she cannot see without turning her head. Should I trim her feathers back?? How do I know if any of these feathers are blood feathers?
 

CarriBrown

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 21, 2007
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Thousand Oaks, California
I'd trim them back. Are her feathers so dark that you can't see if the feather is a blood feather? I know how to tell if it is or not, but I can't explain it.
If her feathers are light, you'll be able to see the blood.
 

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
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I see posts on here regularly advocating trimming the crest of crested birds. Since the crest is a defining breed characteristic I can't help but wonder why would anyone want to raise a crested breed if they then wanted to remove the crest? Polish & other crested breeds do just fine with their crests left intact. Why spoil the beauty of the bird by removing the crest? I just don't get it!
 

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