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The one that is 100% is does it lay an egg or does it not if the chicken is old enough to lay.

LOL!  My fingers are crossed that my birds are cross dressers! hahaha

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LOL!  My fingers are crossed that my birds are cross dressers! hahaha


Those breeds though are not known for hen feathering. Hen feathering is when a rooster will have hen feathers. Breeds that are known to have hen feathering would be Seabright, Campines, and I believe Wyandottes.

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Those breeds though are not known for hen feathering. Hen feathering is when a rooster will have hen feathers. Breeds that are known to have hen feathering would be Seabright, Campines, and I believe Wyandottes.

Well, from what I saw on a very popular post with pictures on how to tell if your easter egger is male or female, the roo had a cream colored head and neck and the female had the more red colored head and neck.  Up until the morning attempts at a sorry sounding crow and the curving tail I've been thinking my ee is a girl.  The polish one is so crazy looking that I really don't have any idea because it just peeps all the time, no crowing from that one, and I haven't found any definitive information about sexually dimorphic features on tolbunt polish chickens. :/

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What is an LF roo?

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LF means large fowl, as opposed to bantam.

I agree you have two cockerels. I'm not sure how the seller thought they were sexing birds so young.....
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A middle schooler was doing their science fair experiment on temperature and the sex of chickens.  He determined the sex of the chicks by looking at their feathers when they were only a day or two old, I believe.  Something about the feathers that come in on the wings are different between males and females...  I'm not exactly sure on the methodology behind it, however, I had previously thought that sex was determined by the mother, not temperature as in reptiles.

The sex of a chick is determined by the hen.

Your middle schooler was trying to feather sex the chicks. That is only valid for certain crosses or strains. Your chicks were not bred for that trait so they could not be accurately sexed that way. So you have 2 cockerels. Love that frizzled Polish.
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Love that frizzled Polish.

Me too, but I will not be able to keep him :(  I am going to see if my vet will vent check them for a more accurate sex determination, not that I don't believe you guys, but I'm holding on to a shred of hope that I can keep them.  If they are indeed roos like you say, then I will have to find them new homes and see if maybe someone will trade me new chicks (female, of course) for my boys.

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Well, from what I saw on a very popular post with pictures on how to tell if your easter egger is male or female, the roo had a cream colored head and neck and the female had the more red colored head and neck.  Up until the morning attempts at a sorry sounding crow and the curving tail I've been thinking my ee is a girl.  The polish one is so crazy looking that I really don't have any idea because it just peeps all the time, no crowing from that one, and I haven't found any definitive information about sexually dimorphic features on tolbunt polish chickens. :/


Here's a few. Even though I know they aren't the same breed as yours but here's a rooster and hen to help you see some of the feathers you need to look at for differences. Mainly if there are long, narrow, pointy feathers (not including the wing) it tends to be a rooster. These are 2 of my Black Australorps. Focus on the differences between the neck feathers and the feathers near the tail.

 Rooster

 

 Hen.

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Both cockerels-   The tolbunt polish is beautiful

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