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

sunket77

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
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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!
 

Crunchie

Brook Valley Farm
12 Years
Mar 1, 2007
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Maryland
The purty Polish with very little color in the crest are plucked.
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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.
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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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.
 

Megs

Songster
10 Years
Aug 19, 2009
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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)
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photos of the pullet to come
 
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