12 week old Polish...roo or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DurbanGirl, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. DurbanGirl

    DurbanGirl Out Of The Brooder

    34
    0
    22
    Apr 16, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Our 12 week old Polish "pullet" has developed red wattles in the last week or 2 (although had no wattles to speak of prior to 10 weeks) and now has some suspicious dark feathers growing in that might be saddle feathers - they are only visible when I part her feathers - and although not fully fluffed out yet - look like they will be pointy. Please tell me there is a chance she is still a she! Excuse her messy[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    bouffant hair - she loves watermelon - and keeping her clean is next to impossible :)
     
  2. DurbanGirl

    DurbanGirl Out Of The Brooder

    34
    0
    22
    Apr 16, 2012
    Portland, OR
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. JakeBremer

    JakeBremer Chillin' With My Peeps

    350
    1
    101
    Feb 4, 2012
    Quinlan, TX
    100000000000% rooster
     
  4. DurbanGirl

    DurbanGirl Out Of The Brooder

    34
    0
    22
    Apr 16, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Noooooooooo!!!!
     
  5. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    658
    9
    111
    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I think you have a rooster there.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    11,640
    220
    308
    Aug 14, 2011
    louisiana
    looks like a cockerel but re-post in 4 weeks :)
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    9,119
    302
    298
    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    roo
     
  8. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Chillin' With My Peeps

    392
    0
    139
    Mar 15, 2009
    I have a wc blue pullet-hatchery stock- the same age but she has NO wattles whatsoever. So I have to agree that it is likely a roo. (But a handsome one at that!) So sorry!
     
  9. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep sorry, my blue white crested polish is 14 weeks and looks like this

    [​IMG]
    No wattles at all...
    Post again in 2 weeks tho...we could all be wrong, lol you never can tell with chicken lol
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    8,950
    563
    351
    Nov 30, 2010
    Arkansas
    With that hairdoo. Rooster.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by