Trimming Polish Crest...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenclucker, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Chickenclucker

    Chickenclucker Chirping

    Sep 7, 2012
    Western Slope, Co
    My polish hen babushka always ends up dipping her head feathers in the water and then the food and dirt, it ruins her beautiful crest and it always looks [​IMG]... I have read a couple threads about people trimming the head feathers and it is probably what I will do but I want to see pictures of everyone else's polish "haircut" if you trim and have pictures...Post them here
    Also I am worried about cutting down too far... how far is too far?
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    I don't have Polish, but I do have Silkies with big crests. I don't trim my girls, but I've found my rooster needs a trim so he can see to do his manly duties. I just trim the front of his crest, where the feathers are soft. What you don't want to cut is the feather shaft, the hard part near the skin. The rest is good to go. Have you looked through the Polish thread in the Breeds, Genetics and Showing section? I'm sure someone on there has had the same problem and reached the same solution. Good luck!

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