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Is it safe to call this 12 week old Polish a GIRL?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
12 weeks on Friday. No crowing and zero wattle/comb growth or coloration (my other polishof the same age started growing his bright red wattles/comb weeks ago).

I am wanting to lean toward pullet but some of the feathers are throwing me off. Opinions?

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Edited by FaithWalkFarms - 4/14/16 at 6:56pm

The Coop: Cluckton Abbey of Faith Walk Farms

 

Quail d'Anvers, a few Polish and Silkies, FBCM, Wheaten Ams, and EE/OE mixes.  I'm a wee bit addicted!

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The Coop: Cluckton Abbey of Faith Walk Farms

 

Quail d'Anvers, a few Polish and Silkies, FBCM, Wheaten Ams, and EE/OE mixes.  I'm a wee bit addicted!

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post #2 of 8

I'm actually thinking cockerel. Can we get a profile shot of the bird standing naturally? What I'm looking at are those brighter red feathers coming in, that's pretty much a male trait. Plus, the 'fro looks wild and irregular, a pullet is usually a smooth bouffant and this bird's looks more wild rocker. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well, boo! I was hoping the zero wattle/comb growth meant girl.

Here are two of him standing:



The Coop: Cluckton Abbey of Faith Walk Farms

 

Quail d'Anvers, a few Polish and Silkies, FBCM, Wheaten Ams, and EE/OE mixes.  I'm a wee bit addicted!

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The Coop: Cluckton Abbey of Faith Walk Farms

 

Quail d'Anvers, a few Polish and Silkies, FBCM, Wheaten Ams, and EE/OE mixes.  I'm a wee bit addicted!

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post #4 of 8

I can't see from those pics, sorry. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #5 of 8

I can't see them well in the photos either  - except that does look like a wild type crest - which could mean cockerel.

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post #6 of 8
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I added a closer photo of him (gah) standing in the very first post -- that's the best I can get because Chase NEVER stops moving.

The Coop: Cluckton Abbey of Faith Walk Farms

 

Quail d'Anvers, a few Polish and Silkies, FBCM, Wheaten Ams, and EE/OE mixes.  I'm a wee bit addicted!

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The Coop: Cluckton Abbey of Faith Walk Farms

 

Quail d'Anvers, a few Polish and Silkies, FBCM, Wheaten Ams, and EE/OE mixes.  I'm a wee bit addicted!

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post #7 of 8
The dark red feathers coming in and wild crest are all screaming cockledoodledoo!
post #8 of 8

In the one photo of him/her being held, it looks like a telltale roo orange-red saddle feather starting to grow out from the girls arm. With the darker orange-red on the crest and saddle feathers I think it might be a cockerel. Depending on the hatchery, sometimes the girls really have a small "old-lady" crest compared to the males. If you know what the girls look like from his/her line you might be able to tell, or just give the bird a few more weeks. My roo looked like a girl for a long time but eventually he grew definite roo feathers: 

12 weeks:

16 weeks:

(the saddle feathers overlapping the tip of the wing are very obvious in this pic)

I heard a lot of polish mature slowly...mine was mating the hens long before he crowed

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