Originally Posted by rossfam06
Only one per hatch in my last 2 hatches. I am about to put another 18 in here I the next couple of days. We shall see if I get another golden. I think it's somewhere down the gentic pool.
I'm thinking the same after a little reading and just thinking back in a hatch I did previous. I got 6 WCB and 6 buff eggs posted to me and 1 of each hatched GL. Need to do a little more research but I'm thinking maybe everything originated from GL at some point many many many moons back. Other breeds crossed with the polish then repeatedly crossed back to polish to keep the new colours. I know creating new colours can taken many generations. Will be interested to see what happens with your next hatch
Originally Posted by confused mommy
No you can't see waffles yet. But blacky is a male and doesn't have his yet just the super stringy crazy crest. And blues crest doesn't come down in the back and is stringy at the bottom and acts like blacky. Has rooster behaviors...But since I let blue and blacky listen to another polish roo crow they gathered all their hens and they came over and were investigating it.
Maybe a roo then, sounds like Blue could be Blackies deputy. This can and does happen when you have multiple boys in a flock.
Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70
Hey all. I'm pretty sure I heard my polish rooster crow for the first time this morning. He is only 6 weeks. Is this normal? Could he be older then I thought maybe? I got him at tractor supply out of the bantam bin. I thought roosters didn't crow till much older... thanks. First time chicken mommy..
Yes can be quite normal. I've had them crow at 2 weeks. Never been exactly sure which ones as they have been in the brooding shed when it's happened at that age. I've had confirmed crowers that I've seen at 3 weeks. Others have not crowed until 6 months, it really does depend on the individual bird.