They said my polish had to much black in her creast....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sunket77, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Texas Hill Country!
    Just go back from the chicken show! none of my chickies won but my white crested black polish pullet almost placed. From what I understand they said something about her having to much black on her crest. IMO she has much less black than others I have seen, Later I am going to post some pics and get opinions on the birds I chose to show since so far I haven't gotten the judges comments. This was just a backyard poultry show but let me know what yall think. I will update with photos soon!
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I would be interested in seeing your Polish.
  3. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    The purty Polish with very little color in the crest are plucked. [​IMG] Yes, you should breed for the correct coloring in the crest, but most folks clean them up for show, too. Plucking won't fix an otherwise bad (split, misshapen, too small/too large) crest, but a bit of grooming helps.
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    On the polish website it says to pluck any black feathers as they come in, and that after about three times a white feather will grow in. Note tht the very front feathers are supposed to be black (or blue or chocolate if that is the base colour of the bird). Now I haven't really tried with my wcblack hen.

    For my wcchocolate pullet, her crest came in almost completely white from the start.
  5. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    rather than posting a whole new thread perhaps i can piggyback some photos of my new bantam white crested black polish here as well, im wondering how his crest looks, a lot of black in it :S

    cockeral (~6 months)
    photos of the pullet to come
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009

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