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    POLECAT GREY

    i ran a search o this but what i wanted to know didnt show up any of you guys know their origin?

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    A polcat bred a grey game hen. Then it line bred back on the hen side so they all come looking like grey chickens hope that helps some LOL

    It would be an interesting story though LOL

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Grady Fields from Oklahoma used to have some, i think

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Grady Fields told me they got them from a local man that was winning high % with them.Nothing ever said about the breeding behind them at least to me just that they were really good greys.-Jim

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    roberts i think mine are a different line they dont have that strong smell .i have a young trio that were gifted to me have seen the same line in action when legal very tuff they come silver back green leg and have the action of a hatch was just wondering if anyone knew what they were made up of

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    guy got in touch with me a few minutes ago he said danny at gator creek had the polecat grey i went to his site and theres a cock on there identical to the stag i have. jim grady did have them they must be heavy in hatch i realy like what i saw of them back in the day.

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    I have the polecat greys from Mr.Fields of Oklahoma,they are the best greys I've ever had and cross well with his hatch,I crossed the polecat cock to my Rockytop kelso hen and got very good results.

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    thanks bubba i am gonna try them with roundhead

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    My ole friend grady fields told me that an ol man in Oklahoma had them and was almost unbeatable. So when sweater mcguinis opened up da pit in Oklahoma he constantly lost again.st the ole man that had them greys. So sweater traded the man some of his straight gl greys for some polcats. Grady then took the off spring off sweater's crosses which were 1/2 polecat 1/2 mcguinis grey and line bred them back to polecats. Guys the good polecats back n da day seem to b made of plastic , they would get hit so much and would not die. Ask anyone who had the good ones n they will tell u that the more they got hit the more they would cut! I have some directly from both the daughter of the originator of the polecats and from gradys. I like the origionals though better

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    thanks smoky i watched this line back when legal and they would not quit they must be heavy in hatch

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    The polecat gene refers to the sidestep in some fowl my leipers carry this gene they side step like asils polecat greys are simply sidestepping greys

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    just the thought of blowing in the vent on a Polecat gets me. Whew! Think I'll just stick to RH's ahtches and muffs. No thanks.

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Blades61,how's ur polecats doing?I crossed the original polecat cock to my clarets,hatch and kelso this year also put him over a couple Leon Morgan Roundhead hens can't wait to see the results of that cross.

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    I think they came from old sweater McGinnis grey blood.

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    Mr.Fields had them a long time,I'm very happy with the ones I got from him,wish I had got more it's hard to find anyone with this line.my broodcock is getting old would like to find a couple more polecat pullets or hens.

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    this is story a fellow told me one time. how true i dont know but here is story. all regular grey families were yellow legged back in the day. sweater got some and bred something into them and some was coming green legged. that is when they got the "pole cat" name.

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    There nothing flashy but there the best greys I've had and cross good with everything I've crossed them with.ready to see what the polecat x Roundhead makes.anyone on here raising the pure polecats?

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Quote Originally Posted by bubba1117 View Post
    There nothing flashy but there the best greys I've had and cross good with everything I've crossed them with.ready to see what the polecat x Roundhead makes.anyone on here raising the pure polecats?
    got two batches off around 20 pure polecat and about the same 1/2 polecat 1/2 bruner right at 7 weeks old got some pure clarets off a friend in ny sent me a pair i bred them first hoping for some pullets got 6 chicks all stags.

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    I'm down to only a couple pure polecat hens,gonna try to find two or three pullets to freshen them up.I've got about 15 pure chicks this year and a bunch of half polecat chicks.

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Quote Originally Posted by bubba1117 View Post
    I'm down to only a couple pure polecat hens,gonna try to find two or three pullets to freshen them up.I've got about 15 pure chicks this year and a bunch of half polecat chicks.
    i should be able to help you out with a couple pullets a little later if all goes well

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    That would be great.pm me if you raise enough,Thanks

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Are polecats PC or SC I now Swater grays or SC but the polecats not the samething.

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    polecat greys are nothing but sweater meginnus grey's look like hatch/greys..... cigar

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    Re: POLECAT GREY

    They are sweater meginnus greys grady fields got his from sweater just read some of his old ads in gamecock

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    Gotta love them sweater greys

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