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19 week Polish - stumped on gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oeander, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a white Polish who is 19 weeks. I have [​IMG]never had one before so am not familiar with how to tell gender in this breed. It has absolutely no waddle or comb and has not crowed yet. The round mop on top says female to me, but I feel like some of the feathers near the base of the tail are starting to curve a bit. The all white ask makes it hard
    To determine feather patterns. Please excuse the dirty head feathers. It's been pecking around in the mud.
     
  2. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a pullet.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Can you get a side shot of her?

    They sure are hard to keep clean! I know just how you feel :D
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, in the first pic it looks like there are saddle feathers coming in, but I don't see them in the second so I could go either way.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  7. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried for a better picture. [​IMG]
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    Pullet :highfive:
     
  9. oeander

    oeander Out Of The Brooder

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    Woo-hoo!!! Glad to hear pullet!! Now, will it ever lay eggs? At 19 weeks she hasnt even come anywhere near a nesting box and is doing no squatting. I have a bantam wyandotte and a little silkie who are also showing zero interest in laying and they are both about six/seven months old. Do the little ones take longer to lay?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    19 weeks is pretty early for most breeds, even production types. Polish are an ornamental breed, not a production breed, so they can take longer to start.
     

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