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Can you tell the difference between the male and female polish crested?

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Is this possible with chicks? Thanks in advance, Sheatina

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It depends on the age of the birds.  Do you have pictures?

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It is usually easy to sex polish around 8-9 weeks of age. You can't when they are chicks though

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I am a proud member of

-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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I've got 2 with the same coloring...they were both solid yellow as chicks, but they're different looking b now...ones crested top has rounded ends on feathers, with 1 little pale looking point of comb, and the other has spikey ends on its head, with 2 red horn looking things...looks evil to me...does this mean one is female and other male?
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Chicks cannot be sexed. I mean you can guess, but even for the experienced person there's just nothing to accurately guess on - they haven't developed singular male or female characteristics by that age.
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I've got 2 with the same coloring...they were both solid yellow as chicks, but they're different looking b now...ones crested top has rounded ends on feathers, with 1 little pale looking point of comb, and the other has spikey ends on its head, with 2 red horn looking things...looks evil to me...does this mean one is female and other male?

Yes, sounds like you've got a cockerel and a pullet. You'd have to post pics for a definite conformation but the red comb and spiked feathers are classic cockerel signs.

Watch out for the cockerel. They have a tendency toward aggression due to their poor field of vision. They get scared and then they get nasty. Not all will, but certainly some, more than a lot of other breeds.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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pullet and cockerel

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