Results 1 to 28 of 28

Thread: POLECAT GREY

  
  1. #1
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    POLECAT GREY

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

  2. #2
    Senior Member Roberts44903's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,789
    Post Thanks / Like

    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

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    29
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Grady Fields from Oklahoma used to have some, i think

  4. #4
    Senior Member j007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,058
    Post Thanks / Like

    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

  5. #5
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    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

  6. #6
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    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.

  8. Thanks Yunke8888 thanked for this post
  9. #8
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    thanks bubba i am gonna try them with roundhead

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    152
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    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

  11. Thanks Yunke8888 thanked for this post
  12. #10
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

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

  13. #11
    Senior Member kingrattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ceres ca
    Posts
    1,001
    Post Thanks / Like

    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

  14. Thanks Yunke8888 thanked for this post
    Likes Yunke8888 liked this post
  15. #12
    Member ALM3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    497
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  16. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  17. #14
    Senior Member point remove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    743
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    I think they came from old sweater McGinnis grey blood.

  18. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    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.

  19. #16
    Senior Member moseley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Bible Belt
    Posts
    826
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  20. Thanks TopNotchfarms, Yunke8888 thanked for this post
    Likes TopNotchfarms, Yunke8888 liked this post
  21. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    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?

  22. Likes Yunke8888 liked this post
  23. #18
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  24. Thanks Yunke8888 thanked for this post
    Likes Yunke8888 liked this post
  25. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  26. #20
    Senior Member blades61's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,191
    Post Thanks / Like

    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

  27. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

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

  28. #22
    Member glennburgess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    N.C.
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

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

  29. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,994
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

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

  30. Thanks Yunke8888 thanked for this post
  31. #24
    Senior Member Outlaw greys's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,025
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

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

  32. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Gotta love them sweater greys

  33. #26
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    I grew up in new mexico and recall a buddy purchased roughly 12 of these from "Old Man Skaggs" as everyone called him. He had gotten these directly from Mr. Grady Fields and Sweater in OK. I loved how they fought and sidestepped, yes indeed. Our buddy gave us a gorgeous one eye blind long tail feathered brood cock but unfortunately passed away back in late 96. If anyone know where I can get a trio I'd love to get me one. Really loved these birds green legged silver grey with thin black sliver neck feathers. Miss these for sure.
    Last edited by jacosta; October 29th, 2015 at 05:37 AM.

  34. Thanks Yunke8888 thanked for this post
    Likes Yunke8888 liked this post
  35. #27
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Hey blades61 you got any pole cat trio for sale?

  36. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    2,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: POLECAT GREY

    Bump it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

Similar Threads

  1. anybody have info on polecat grey
    By blacktopking in forum Chicken Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: October 30th, 2015, 07:26 AM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 5th, 2011, 11:54 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 24th, 2011, 02:15 PM
  4. polecat greys
    By homegrown1982 in forum Chicken Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 22nd, 2011, 09:24 PM
  5. Polecat Grey... a Sweater
    By La Concordia in forum Chicken Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 8th, 2006, 02:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •