16 week old Golden laced Polish...Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by keesha63, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. keesha63

    keesha63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up this Polish at 8 weeks and was told it was a hen. However it almost looks to me like it's getting some pointed saddle feathers? It is 16 weeks old, not crowing, no wattles that I can see at all (or eyes for that matter!). Anyone want to hazard a guess on if this might actually be a Roo?Also is this what is called "Bearded"?



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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    At 16 weeks would vote pullet, does look bearded.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I think it's a pullet /hen and not a roo. I have polish and they are a nightmare to sex but can usually tell by 16 weeks.
  4. keesha63

    keesha63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Excellent! I figured since it didn't have wattles it by 16 weeks should mean a hen...but then I read that "bearded" Polish Roosters are really late to develop wattles. This one looked bearded to me so then I just got paranoid :)
  5. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2014
    Alpine, CA
    Pullet! She has pretty hair, males have a more tossled look.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
  6. chickincrazy

    chickincrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2014
    The middle of nowhere
    Yes, the males do typically have a wilder "hairdo". The females look like they're having a GOOD hair day. Wish I had their hair. [​IMG]

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