Showing Polish Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Schultz, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    I am hoping someone here can help with this question. When showing in a open class, is it ok to pluck feathers in the birds crest or would that be considered a disqualification? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    I don't know of anyone who doesn't pluck the crest feathers.

    ETA: I'm talking, obviously, about white crested birds, not birds with colored crests. Everyone plucks the colored feathers out of white crested bird's crests to clean them up. You're not going to be disqualified for that. I'm only talking about APA sanctioned open shows, though...I don't know about rules for 4-H or junior/showmanship stuff.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    I would think it would, but go to the polish breeders club site. They have tons of info on there reguarding all things polish...
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard a few times that showers will pluck crest feathering when necessary, so long as you don't over-do it. Also, I've only been told this needs to be done with birds with a white crest, like Crunchie said.
  5. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Ok thanks for your input everyone. I see this in a different light now. You have all been a big help.
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    And if you are going to do it, do it before you leave the house. Do not wait until you get to the show to do it.
  7. polish101

    polish101 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2009
    North central
    Yes EVRYONE who has had success showing none solid color polishs plucks the crests. It is usally done about a week in advance.


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