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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

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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!
     
  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
    Maryland
    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

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    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

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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
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009

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