2 Polish, 1 Frizzle, girls or boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hayley G, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Hayley G

    Hayley G New Egg

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    Hello I have 2 polish chickens that I believe are around 10 weeks old, one frizzle, one not. Any guesses on gender? They have been 'jumping' at each other recently and I'm wondering if they're both roosters.. oh I hope not as I'm in the city.
    Any help appreciated as I will need to rehome if they're roos,
    Thanks!

    Hayley

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  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    since they are the same age i say the bottom one in a rooster and the top a hen
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking two roos...I could be wrong however, so just guessing. [​IMG]
     
  4. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    The frizzle is definitely a roo. The other one looks like its growing wattles, so it might be maturing into a rooster too. Does it have a comb or little pink bumps sprouting up where the comb should be? Sometimes you have to part the crest feathers to find it. If so then it's a roo too! If not then it could be a pullet...just keep an eye on those wattles to see if they stay the same or start growing larger and more red.

    My Polish (and other cresteds also) don't get wattles and combs unless they are roos. The hens get a slightly reddened comb area and tiny tiny pale wattles right before they start to lay.
     
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  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    The top one is a pullet, the bottom a cockerel. Looks like a good pair to me!
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yep. Polish hens take a REALLY long time to develop actual wattles. That's half the reason I say both roos...
     
  7. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:Yep. Polish hens take a REALLY long time to develop actual wattles. That's half the reason I say both roos...

    To contradict myself [​IMG] I have this bird, was supposed to be a Crevecoeur but looks kind of like it's crossed with a Polish. It has a very rounded pullet crest, acts like a pullet, peeps like a pullet, legs like a pullet...yet it has tiny wattles and it has had them since 7 weeks old. (11 or 12 weeks old now.) They are peach towards the beak and slightly pink towards the back of the head. It's so strange! The wattles haven't grown at all since they appeared either.

    When I first saw the wattles I thought it must be going roo on me, but since the wattles haven't grown at all or reddened completely I am so confused! My mystery bird has no comb at all, I check every day lol. I was thinking about it and this the Polish in the first picture kind of reminds me of my bird's little wattles, though my bird's wattles are slightly smaller than those.
     
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  8. Hayley G

    Hayley G New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies. I went and checked for combs and didn't see any on either, though the frizzle has red skin the same color as its wattle all around the beak area. Nothing that red on the other one. Here's hoping that one is a hen. What age do the normally start crowing?
    Thanks again.
    Hayley
     
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    My Polish roo crowed for the first time around 15 or 16 weeks but didn't start regularly crowing his head off until closer to 21 weeks. By the time they start crowing they should have a spiked crest and probably have obvious roo looking tail feathers and a big comb.
     
  10. UrbanPolish

    UrbanPolish Out Of The Brooder

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    That frizzle one is so cool, but I like them both! Makes me jealous lol. Maybe everything will work out for you, though.
     

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