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post #1 of 8
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Is it a hen or roo? I keep getting alternating answers. It is about five months old. Is always picked on. Tail feathers have been chronically picked off by the others. The feathers have never been allowed to grow in. Haven't heard it crow, try to mount a hen or lay an egg. No clue. I call it Honeybadger. It makes me sad because its always picked on and by itself. I told it I would be its friend, it has yet to take me up on that offer...





Edited by coltssuperbowl83 - 8/7/16 at 10:13am
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Here chick chick chick!  Moved from a large city to a small town.  There is nothing like seeing the stars in the country.  My family is my world and my son and my daughter are the prince and princess of it.
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post #2 of 8
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90% you have a roo there. The crest and spur buds make me think this. Do you have another roo?

I'm afraid the downside of keeping polish in a mixed flock is that they are picked on by other breeds.
post #3 of 8
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Yes, I have way too many roos.
Here chick chick chick!  Moved from a large city to a small town.  There is nothing like seeing the stars in the country.  My family is my world and my son and my daughter are the prince and princess of it.
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Here chick chick chick!  Moved from a large city to a small town.  There is nothing like seeing the stars in the country.  My family is my world and my son and my daughter are the prince and princess of it.
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post #4 of 8
Older more dominant males could be keeping him in his place and this is why he hasn't crowed yet.
You never know with polish though and I could be totally wrong and you have a pullet there. They are really difficult to sex untill they crow or lay an egg. I have been caught out with plenty in the past hmm.png
post #5 of 8
Maybe you could make a house chicken out of him - he/she will really bloom away from bullies. Check out "people with house chickens"

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post #6 of 8
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I've already tried that. Hubby said 'no'...actually it was a little more colorful...
Here chick chick chick!  Moved from a large city to a small town.  There is nothing like seeing the stars in the country.  My family is my world and my son and my daughter are the prince and princess of it.
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90% you have a roo there. The crest and spur buds make me think this. Do you have another roo?

I'm afraid the downside of keeping polish in a mixed flock is that they are picked on by other breeds.

I agree.

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #8 of 8
99% sure he's a roo
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