White Crested Polish Hen Changing Color

Kirkland

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 31, 2009
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We have a 1-2 yr old white crested polish whose crest has been getting more black and less white recently. Her previously solid blue-black body now has white spots. She's looking more and more mottled and less and less black with a white crest. It's adding to her charm, just wondering if this is a common occurrence and wanting to make sure there is not a worrisome explanation. She doesn't seem to be molting, just gradually getting a white feather here and there. Thanks for any responses!
 

Bantimna

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
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South Africa
Sounds if she is a Blue Mottled Polish
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Nothing wrong with that, just her adult colouring coming in.
Could you post a pic of her?
 

Kirkland

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 31, 2009
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I knew you all would know!

Here's what Ady used to look like, but you have to excuse the bad hair day. It was raining.
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Here's what she looks like now.
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So, what's the official word? What kind of bird do we have? Thanks!
 

Kirkland

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 31, 2009
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Definitely a hen -- intermittently she lays very pointy pinkish eggs.
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

AutumnBreezeChickens.com
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
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Birnamwood, Wisconsin
Oh ya the bottom one sure looks like a hen but just saying the wet doo makes her look like a rooster LOL and of course the change in color makes her look like a totally different bird. How old was she when she started getting the white in her feathers?
 

Kirkland

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 31, 2009
19
0
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The rain do totally makes us laugh. That's why we took the picture. We're not sure how old she is. We have had her almost a year, but she came to us as a hen. My 2-yr-old daughter wanted a chicken "with a funny haircut" so the guy who supplied us with our first hens located a polish for us. We didn't expect eggs so we get all excited when ever we get one from her especially since they look as funny as she does.
 

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