18 week old polishs-sex? Chick pics too

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IroquoisEgg, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKay, I posted these 2 when they were just wee babies, and we pretty much agreed that one was girl other was a boy. But they seem to have switched along the way!!

    Here's a chick pic and a couple current ones of "Silly" decided Roo

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    Now, a chick pic and a couple currents of "Becky"

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    So, please tell me what ya'll think. Neither has crowed, nor laid an egg. We do have a more dominant roo, so maybe that's why no crowing yet.
     
  2. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the first looks to me like a pullet, the 2nd looks like a roo
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Those are all pullets. Cockerels by now, especially hatchery-quality, will develop HUGE waddles and a very shaggy, long-feathered crest.

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  4. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well that news just makes my day!!! Even with her spiky hairdo? It's amazing 2 birds from same store at same time, so I am assuming from same hatch, have such different looks. These both were from western feed here in sacramento area, not sure where they get chicks from but they only have them in the spring. They are the sweetest things though, glad they are pullets. Although, i wouldn't have gotten rid of even if both were cockerels!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I see wet crests, but nothing truly "spiky."
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Is the second ones crest wet or does it always look like that?
     
  7. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd one was wet yesterday and this pic was taken this morning. So, yes it always looks like that. Actually was small and poofy when younger and just started getting these straight up feathers poking up everywhere.
     
  8. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    If it is like that all the time, then your first is a hen and second is a roo.
     
  9. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking too...but I am really hoping Illia is right! She usually is ya know...!
     
  10. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Like with any chicken, by this age, you should be seeing long, pointy hackles and saddle feathers on a roo. Everything I'm seeing on the neck and in front of the tail of both of these birds look like broad, blunt hen feathers.
     

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