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I have this Creole Polish that I feel is a cockerel but I am not sure.  it is about 14 or 15 weeks old, It is very docile, not aggressive at all, and has never tried to crow at all, which makes me want to say hen.  Even though the wattles and comb are a darker

 

 

red, I feel that they are pretty small for a cockerel, which makes me want to say hen.  The Crest is all crazy which makes me want to say cockerel, but I have had other owners say their hen's had crazy crests also.  Some of the saddle feathers are starting to curl downward, but I have seen many pics of other hens that curve down too. I'm so confused.  What do y'all think.

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Sorry, can't help on that one - maybe someone like Yorkshire coop (and I'm sure other members) will be able to give you an educated opinion.

 

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post #3 of 8
At almost 4 months I believe it's a hen. In another month you will know for sure.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #4 of 8

With the color in his wattle at that age, I'd guess cockerel.


Edited by aart - 3/3/16 at 5:54am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 8
It is definitely a cockerel because it's crest feathers are pointed and have a "wild" look. smile.png
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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I'm  on the fence about gender   but, what a lovely bird - never saw polish that color

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post #7 of 8

I'm going for a slow maturing cockerel, lol I have changed my mind after first seeing this on FB. 

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It's a cockerel. It is genetically impossible for a pullet to have such 'light' barring. Plus, there is some pretty obvious male specific feathering in the first photo.

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