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

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

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    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

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

    chickincrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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