UPdate from the fair White Crested Polish,

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BBK, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The back of a cockerel's head about 5-6 months old. Please. The reason i ask is because i think there's something worng with Phil's head. I can see the base of his feathers, where there's blood.

    He acts ok. maybe I'm just PARANOID.

    ok ,here's 2 pics, he a fast lil guy...lol
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    Does this look right to you? [​IMG]
    melinda
    THANKS
     
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  2. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see how there's yellow at the base, then the redish (i think it's blood).

    like i said he's young, and i've never owned a Polish B4... So, i just want to make sure this is correct..
    thanks again
    Melinda...

    PERSONAL NOTE: I'm over the 500 mark.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    It looks like he's either:

    A) coming off a molt, and these are new feathers
    B) he's being pecked on the head, which could be a cause of blood

    or

    C) He has mites which are affecting the feather growth.


    With that being said, the feathers look like they should.
     
  4. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's No blood, just has that red color at the base of each feather.... If it's mites would he be scratching or something....? I don't see him doing that at all... Maybe I'll just powder him w/seven, do you think that will take care of it...?

    It's almost like his head is to big for the feathers and they're not fully grown... IDK... He's not moulting, or i don't think he is...
    Do they moult at 5 months?
    thanks
    Melinda
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, I would dust for mites, & again in a week to kill off any new hatch. Sevin dust seems to work the best for me, but make sure they're dusted GOOD.
     
  6. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    birdaholic

    Yes, I would dust for mites, & again in a week to kill off any new hatch. Sevin dust seems to work the best for me, but make sure they're dusted GOOD.

    you think it's mites too?... We just dusted everyone's butt and grease their legs 2 weeks ago, but we didn't do his head.... They're going to have their pullurium test Monday. This is not good...
    Melinda
    thanks​
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If you own crested breeds, you need to check their crests for mites, as often as you check their legs and vents. They are very prone to having mites in their crests which can cause all kinds of problems.
     
  8. baregretchen

    baregretchen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! Don't worry...nothing wrong. His feathers are coming in nicely. The red base on new head feathers is typical in Polish of this age. Looks like he is going to have an excellent crest! If you are at all concerned about mites, I'd spray some Frontline on his crest (a little) and under each wing. That'll take care of any creepy crawlies for a couple months. Good luck!
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Quote:I totally agree with Gretchen - that Frontline spray is good stuff!!! Its alittle pricey, but SOOOOO worth it!!!
     
  10. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    baregretchen wrote:Hey! Don't worry...nothing wrong. His feathers are coming in nicely. The red base on new head feathers is typical in Polish of this age. Looks like he is going to have an excellent crest! If you are at all concerned about mites, I'd spray some Frontline on his crest (a little) and under each wing. That'll take care of any creepy crawlies for a couple months. Good luck!

    turtlefeathers wrote:I totally agree with Gretchen - that Frontline spray is good stuff!!! Its alittle pricey, but SOOOOO worth it!!!

    [​IMG] ...great news...

    thank you both...Now another question has popped up....Can I use Frontline after I've already used Seven? I have a $10.00 coupon to blue Seal....[​IMG]
    One more question, do Polish chicks have more diseases? Easy to contact more?

    It's early AM and i haven't had enough coffeee, to think this through... ( we need a lack-of coffee, smily)
    thank you again..
    Melinda​
     

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